MONDAY MORNING… hate it or love it? I’ve on the love it side for this one. Many dread the arrival of a Monday morning as they associate it with a new work week, responsibilities, chores, etc. For me it is more of a refreshment day. The NEW starts on Monday, the “next” week if you will.
I’m bringing this up as a conversation began this morning about the weekend, and the events that myself and the co-worker enjoyed. Mine was full of continued Christmas shopping with the family, visiting a local Christmas Lighting event, a day of golf with my son, and then even threading the needle with an usually late Sunday evening move where we ENJOYED the new Thor Flic. (One of our favorite Marvel Characters) My Co-worker enjoyed his visit down to his south Texas property where they enjoy time in the fields, hunting, riding through the back country on 4-wheelers and Razors.
Both of us witnessed another story told from a third individual that described no weekend of fun at all, rather a weekend of time isolated from family, friends, and others as they were too tired from the previous week to pursue anything, and just rested. Nothing wrong at all with simply shutting down, OR planning well and with wisdom for the future… but this is the old “stop and smell the roses” post.
Biblical words will tell us to ENJOY that with which we are blessed by. Additionally, from fatherhood and husbandry stand point, I am convinced that we can work very hard at working very hard and then miss the MAJOR moments and enjoyments of life that our wives and children may be witnessing very day. My oldest daughter would testify that now, as she lives on her own and is on the verge of a new marriage (less than a year away now) her and I could have had more concerts together, more days in the park, and even more days of weekends with SMALL moments together, than we actually did. Notice the capital emphasis on the word small? It truly is the little things that make up the big moments.