You Can Always Commit Suicide Tomorrow


“You can always commit suicide tomorrow.”

A poignant and logical saying that makes a lot of common-sense, if you think about it.

Let’s say you’re really down and depressed. You have no job, no friends, no nothing. Poo happens and life sucks and all that. You’re thinking of ending it; after all, there’s nothing to live for and no one will miss you.

If you choose to take your own life, then that’s that. It’s over, finished. There is no turning back. Once you commit suicide, you can’t make any other choices in the future. It’s a totally FINAL option. You’re dead. End of story.

But if you choose NOT to take your own life yet, then you can always STILL DO IT NEXT TIME. For now, just go ahead and do anything else… Call your parents and have a chat. Find a stranger to do a good deed for. Buy a hot meal for a homeless bum. Have a good, long sleep.

And if you still really want to commit suicide tomorrow, well, YOU STILL CAN! After doing most anything, you can still commit suicide tomorrow, or the day after, or next week, or any time in the future – whenever! You’re alive, so the choices are still open to you.

Whereas once you commit suicide, you immediately close all the doors. If you commit suicide today, you can’t decide NOT TO tomorrow. You can’t take it back and adopt a starving stray kitten. You can’t come back to life and lie under the morning sun. There’s no saving anything else for last.

So don’t commit suicide for today… You can always do it tomorrow.

PS. In the meantime, why don’t you just talk to God about whatever’s bugging you? Imagine that He’s real and He cares what you’re going through and He can actually do something about it. Might as well give it a try, it’s not like you’ll die from it or anything, right?


7 Responses to “You Can Always Commit Suicide Tomorrow”

  1. doinkster Says:

    …and to quote Sheryl Crow, “Tomorrow Never Dies”…

    btw, return with a vengeance kah…long time no post suddenly 3 posts one shot!

  2. paul Says:

    I liked your post. I’ve decided to take your advice.

  3. Scott Thong Says:

    Yes, that’s it! And remember…

    Tomorrow never arrives! If today is Monday, tomorrow will be Tuesday. But when Tuesday rolls around, tomorrow is Wednesday!

    “Tomorrow, tomorrow,
    I love ya, tomorrow
    You’re always a day away” – Little Orphan Annie

  4. Choochoo Says:

    This article may have just saved my life. It is my 40th anniversary and my husband is spending a weeking fishing over his sister’s house (she is a liar and my enemy). He and I had a major spat and it’s been going on for a long, long time. He has no faith in my beliefs whatsoever. Afte 40 years, never has. Finally, I am sick of it and angry at myself for taking it for so long. It has screwed up me and my kids. I have given up friends and family over an important issue they abandoned me on. I am so down and it was either suicide or call a divorce lawyer. Getting a divorce means I will be poor. I have no job or skills. Today I can find someone to do something nice for instead, and hold off on all decisions until tomorrow when I may be of a calmer state of mind. I will have several beers though. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have even given up on God. I am hurting like hell.

  5. Scott Thong Says:

    Oh, Choochoo… Don’t ever give up on God, because He won’t ever give up on you!

    It sounds trite, but it’s true. He has promised repeatedly that He will see you through all trials that come:

    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. – Jeremiah 29:11

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

    So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:31-34

    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. – 1st Corinthians 10:13

    God will see you through the hardest of times, if you only hold on that bit longer.

    God will provide for you, for He knows your needs – be they monetary or emotional.

    And God calls you to be more and more like Jesus:

    Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. – Ephesians 4:15

    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8

    Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. We love because he first loved us. – 1st John 4:11, 19

    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – John 13:34

    Jesus, who loves us sinners who are so hateful, cruel, ungrateful and undeserving – even the very men who accused Him, condemned Him, mocked Him and drove the nails into His hands.

    Jesus calls us to do the impossible – to love people who are so incredibly unloveable. But:

    Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26

    Not to like them, not to feel comfortable around them – but to love them.

    So even if your husband has no faith in your beliefs, it doesn’t matter – because God has faith in your capacity to love. All He asks of you is to love selflessly – and also to forgive.

    And maybe your husband will realize what kind of love shines out from you – or maybe he won’t. But I can guarantee you, that you will benefit from a concious attitude of amazingly bottomless love and forgiveness!

    God bless… And I will pray for you!

  6. radar Says:

    What a great concept for a post and a very worthy one at that! I have learned that most people will admit to fighting of thoughts of suicide, sometimes for a long period of time. Pain, heartache, despair, grief, poverty, drug addiction and so on can be among the causes of depression and the moment comes when it seems ending it all would be better than not. Yet if you put it off to tomorrow and give tomorrow a chance to bring change…if you just try to reach out to God in hopes of finding Him? You will. You will make it and you will be thankful.

  7. no hope Says:

    This is good article – I have been holding on until tomorrow for the last few weeks – I don’t think I can hold on forever, I am waiting for a spark of hope, to see things in a different light, for something. I pray God will show me something.

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