Tomorrow: Hope

The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow

When I was young, the Little Orphan Annie musical was a hit. “Tomorrow” drove me nuts. I heard it everywhere. Lyricist Martin Charnin captured the entire movie and a good perspective in 1:37. The song took it from the hardship of the ever-hopeful Annie, but carry that through no matter how good or bad things are. That’s where hope is. Tomorrow offers the chance to improve upon yesterday.

When closing the week, consider what went well and celebrate. Consider what failed and resolve to succeed. Consider what was in your control and acknowledge. Consider what was out of your reach and move on. But in all, consider that another week begins.

You’ve read Genesis 2:2-3. Or not (read all you can — things in your worldview and things outside). Either way, here it is:

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

That refers to God resting and reviewing his work. In his case, he’s not thinking, “Man, I could’ve done better.” The point remains, though, for us.

More than just resting, there’s reviewing.

Admittedly, I fail sometimes — sometimes because of something I caused and sometimes because of something outside of my reach. Did I blow it? That happens. Or, was there a collection of circumstances that went awry? That also happens.

Did I succeed? However small, smile. If big, yeah!

Thankfully, the next week will be filled with more of the same. Keep perspective and do it better.

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

-Martin Charnin