TGIF – thank goodness it’s Friday. There’s even a restaurant with this name, and perhaps the name suggests that every day can be Friday if we so choose. In the retirement world, there is no need to be thankful for Friday. Personally, every day is Friday…I can choose to turn my days into a whirlwind workweek or do whatever comes up.
However, today I’m tired. I didn’t sleep well last night and may need a nap this afternoon. But more than physically tired, I’m tired of the news…the Armstrong admission, the gun control debates, the wars in the Middle East, children and animals being abused or abandoned, etc., etc. I try to keep the news from hitting me in the face until after I do my morning meditations. Some days, like today, I had an early morning meeting, and therefore, the newspaper was my morning meditation material while I ate a bowl of oatmeal and drank a cup of tea. I had to look hard for any good news—other than coupon offers for a two for the price of one fish sandwich at Burger King.
I hope you are grateful for Friday, knowing that you can choose what to do for the next two days. Don’t forget to schedule time for yourself—even a few minutes of doing nothing but staring out the window. I also hope return to your Monday through Friday routine refreshed in body, mind, and spirit.
My Friday prayer for you: May you find peace in the process of discerning how to spend your free time, and may it include time to praise God for all the blessings of the past week. Amen