I work full-time Monday through Friday so I am as guilty as anyone for the TGIF mindset. So often my co-workers and I play the countdown to Friday game. “Only 2 more days until Friday, et cetera .” Or sometimes we play the wish game. “I wish today was Friday.” While I understand the sentiment I generally don’t subscribe to that thinking.
Reflecting even for this week I would have missed many things if I didn’t stop and appreciate each day. I would have missed meeting my new neighbors and discovering she and I have quite a few things in common. I would not have been able to spend time with my son, enjoying his visit as well as the conversations we had. Having the ability to see the deer, red fox and rabbit as Kibbles and I get our exercise with the evening walk.Seeing the 9 children in their adorable costumes coming to my door for their treat. Being able to have the mother reminisce about her son, only to discover the reason for the past tense-he had passed away defending our freedoms. The pride and love in her eyes is truly something I will never forget.
This Friday night brought a visit from my daughter and son-in-law so it was special. Fortunately for me so was the rest of my week. Here is to stopping and enjoying each day for what it may give us.