Never Borrow From Tomorrow

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“I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today”

Favorite Saying of Wimpy from Popeye the Sailor Man

I haven’t inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children. Mark Udall.  Read more at

In some things I am slow to the start, eventually however I do get started.  A preacher friend of mine told me once, “never loan what you cannot afford to lose; if you loan consider it gone”.

Up until about 2004 I was in the habit of borrowing until the next pay period.  There is a perpetual problem with that, you then are short for that pay period.  Once again without fail I would borrow until the next pay period.  See how this is a never-ending cycle.

In 2004 when my grandmother passed away she left me some inheritance, I took that and brought all my bills up to date. 

It was about the time when online banking was coming into full swing.  I went to my bank and had some accounts added so I could pay them directly online, leaving me to be able to see my bank balance.  Ever since then I have not allowed myself to leave bills unpaid.

The same can be said about our mental health.  My mother was one who would get upset over something and she would brood for awhile.  If left alone for awhile eventually it would pass, she the would carry on with things.  However, if someone kept asking her what’s wrong, it would only make matters worse.

Grudges most likely cause us to borrow from tomorrow.  The longer you hold unto them they more they steal from you each day.  Your happiness seems to dwindle, a depression starts to settle in.  It is not long before we begin to hate and then plan some type of revenge.  It is not worth the time of day to hold to them.  Letting go of grudges does not mean forgiveness, it just means you are not borrowing from tomorrow.

So, I have learned that to get the most out of tomorrow I must not borrow from it!

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  1. Angie

    Love this way of thinking! And great quotes at the beginning 😀

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      Thanks Angie!
      This was inspired while I was listening to Mayor Pete drop out of the Presidential race in the States.

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  2. Island Traveler

    Priceless Inspiring Lesson & story . Thank you . Accountability & taking actions , letting go & moving forward truly help us feel freer , happier.

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    1. Rethinking Scripture

      I am now 58 years old and it took me until late 2004 to get a hold of this part of my life.
      Thank you so much for your encouragement. It truly means a lot to me!

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