What is your “TK” in life?
Don’t wait for the perfect moment.
Are you adding a “TK’ note to your life?
Journalists use several editing abbreviations for revising an article. The “TK” signals something yet “to come.” They may need another reference or some other detail to complete the story.
Oh, but why TK instead of TC? To eliminate confusion or the possibility of overlooking the note, writers change the spelling—hence TK.
This week, I thought about all the times I added a “TK” to my life. Things like, when…
the children sleep through the night, I feel more rested
they go to college, we can travel
the rain stops, I’ll plant those seeds
I lose ten pounds, I’ll wear that dress
the weather is warmer, I’ll clean the garage.
But I’ve also taken the same approach to writing or my photography. When I have time, I’ll write every day. If I read this book or watch this video, I’ll make better photos.
You see where this is going—“to come” will never come if we keep waiting.
Life is now in all its messiness and inconvenience. No perfect day will ever arrive.
If I were a tattoo-type person, I might etch “TK” on my hand to remind me that whatever is coming has arrived.
TK is today.
Give a hug, go out and play, and smile your best smile.
What trees teach us about resilience, the ultimate lifeline of hope.
Today, I have a beautiful story and song from a 2021 contestant on “America’s Got Talent.” Jane reminds all of us not to wait.
Songs from Nightbirde (1990—2022), and my favorite, It’s Okay.
“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.”
Find a little wonder this week. Look up in the sky or outside your window for something beautiful.
P.S. Happy Birthday, Kim!
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