Archive for July 17th, 2009

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow” [Anon].

It’s official. It’s the end. How are you coping? Will you be okay? Yes, these are ridiculous questions . . . because the end I’m talking about is the end of the week! TGIF!! The week is nearly over and the weekend is on the way!

For most of us, Fridays are a quasi celebration. The day, in and of itself, isn’t reason to throw a party. For the most part, it’s very similar to yesterday. But the cause for jubilation is what the day signifies for tomorrow — a day on our own terms.

So, I have to ask, why wasn’t your expectation of Thursday (a mere 24 hours ago) as great as you anticipation for today? Why don’t we celebrate and eagerly anticipate every day as if it were a Friday?

Imagine this:

Over the next five years you’ll receive the gift of 260 different Thursdays, each one coming into your life fresh and full of promise.

What kind of magic and miracles could you create with that kind of time?

Why not welcome every Thursday (or Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday for that matter) with the same anticipation and excitement that most of us reserve just for Fridays?” [Dan Zadra]

So, I guess, that the only thing keeping you from enjoying and celebrating everyday as if it were Friday, is YOU! And if that is true, what is stopping you from declaring that you will also look forward to Mondays? After all, once Monday is out of the way, there are only two days until Thursday.

On the face of it, Thursday mornings are plain vanilla . . . but the later it gets in the day, the more you can feel the anticipation build. Until, finally, it’s Thursday night — Friday Eve so, to speak. Friday Eve has almost (but not quite) the same excitement as Christmas Eve!

And since I have now made the case for TGITH (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday), I’m quite certain I could make a compelling case for celebrating Wednesdays. Unfortunately, lack of space prohibits this continuing argument, but I think you get the picture!

Friday is great, because we choose, we create, we make it so. Why not decide to capture the anticipation and enjoyment we have reserved for that one day, and spread it throughout the entire week?

“Live for today. Multitudes of people have failed to live for today . . .
What they have had within their grasp today they have missed entirely, because only the future has intrigued them” [William Allen White].

Spending your life wishing away the weeks in order to reach the Fridays (which, really, are just Thursdays who are 24-hours old) is a terrible waste. If you’re not fully enjoying every day, you may wake up one day and ask, “How did it get so late so soon?” [Dr. Seuss].

Whatever you are, be a good one!


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