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Smile . . . It’s Just Tomorrow

I will admit it. I am sick of politics. In fact, I turned off the last Presidential debate after the first five minutes. I have become very concerned with the direction our country is heading with the spineless Republicans and arrogant Democrats running Washington. However, I just heard this song and was given a good perspective.

This is from the musical “Annie.”

The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!

Just thinkin’ about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!

When I’m stuck with a day
That’s gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh!

The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You’re always
A day
A way!

Now, I know this has nothing to do with politics but it has something more important, attitude. No matter what we are facing, remember, tomorrow is still ahead and, thanks to the Lord and the intelligence he has given us, it will be better than today.

In my personal opinion, there are really only two essential attitudes. This first, Grit is what most growing world power has used to establish themselves. The second is . . . a smile . . .? Yes, that is all. Or, if you want to look to “Annie” again, you can look up the lyrics to “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” I remember when my family was going through a hard time. Our family relationships were tense and nerves were being frayed. Then, for some weird reason (do not ask me why) I resolved to wear a smile every day all day long regardless of how I felt. I will never forget the result. My family, in a nose dive, did a U-turn.

Now, I doubt that I have the emotional energy to smile all the time now (growing up does that to one), but now I remember that tomorrow will come and I have a choice. Face it like another day and let the day define me or face it with a smile and make the day be defined by me.

To me, the choice is clear and I know what I will choose. Will you join me?