Your future is whatever you make it
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
John Paul II
I wonder what would my life be like if I had listened to my friend Sheryl and not gone to the Atsugi Naval Base in Japan, on January 26th, 1990. I wouldn’t be sitting here in Pennsylvania typing on my computer. I wouldn’t have met Nick Hodges, an officer and a gentleman and married him. I wouldn’t have my three children.
And sometimes I wonder what would have happened if my mother hadn’t sold her ticket on an ocean liner to London and flown to Whitehorse Yukon to visit Bill Fernuik in 1956. Would I have still been born?
My daughter and I just finished watching the Back to the Future Trilogy. The concept of events shaping the future; the possibility of going back into the past and changing a historical event that will change the future.
I don’t want to go back in time to try to change my present reality. And, well, I can’t. It was just a movie. But I can make choices today that will affect my future.
You’re future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.
Doc – In Back to the Future Part III
What will I do today? Will I write? Will I draw the illustrations for my book, “The Artist’s Manifesto?” Will I mope around the house and whine and complain and do nothing?
Let’s start our future today. Let’s make a decision to do something. Be brave. Send an e-mail to an author. Start writing a book. Write a letter to an old friend. Floss your teeth.Wash your dishes. Fold the laundry. Write a story. Draw a picture. Do something.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
What will you do today?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.