Thank God it’s Friday! There’s just something very special about Fridays. I always notice that I have an extra pep in my step on the aforementioned day and have to admit that it would require something astronomical to ruin my mood on Fridays. The sun just seems to shine brighter on Fridays and things that much easier to deal with. Fridays are always exciting because they usher in the weekend, are the end of the work week for many as well as one of the most anticipated days of all; Pay Day!
I sometimes wonder what life would really be like if every day were Friday. I guess the reason most of us consider Friday our favorite day is because it symbolizes freedom to us. We love knowing that we can kick back and put our feet up for the next two days and not have to worry about the drudgery demands our jobs impose on us. Being able to break free from the usual five-day work schedule and routine is something most people really look forward to.
A majority of us aren’t living the lives we envisioned for ourselves and feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled as a result. We greatly anticipate the weekend because it provides us with a much needed escape and the opportunity to “reclaim our lives” and determine what to do with our time. What we often fail to realize is that life wasn’t designed to be lived in such a manner but rather purposefully, passionately and with excitement for each new day.
Eric Thomas; founder of TGIM (Thank God it’s Monday) played a huge role in changing my perspective regarding Monday. When we live authentic lives and allow ourselves to embrace our calling and purpose in life; life becomes that much richer, exciting and fulfilling and every day, something to look forward to; even Monday. When we are excited about and love what we do, we are eager to get the week started so that we can get back to our passion and continue making a difference through our purpose.
Although many of us haven’t discovered what our calling is; we were all created with a purpose and have something to contribute towards life. It’s difficult for most of us to imagine that we can make a difference in the grand scheme of things and therefore we unconsciously resign ourselves to lives that allow us to just get by while operating on autopilot without much consideration that there must be more to our lives than we have allowed ourselves to embrace.
Allow yourself to imagine for just a second what your life would be like if you allowed yourself to do what you desire most to do. What would your day to day routine entail? How would you feel about your life and yourself? What do you love doing that you believe you could spend your entire life doing even if you wouldn’t be paid to do it? Our passions often define our purpose and, our purpose comes with provision. Life will support and accommodate everything you were born to do if you allow yourself to fearlessly embrace your assignment. Where there’s will, there’s a way!
Just like with everything in life, creating the life you envision for yourself requires effort and due diligence on your part. You have to be willing to work with what you have and start where you are. Most success stories have a humble beginning and weren’t achieved overnight but rather over time. Do whatever you can today to move you one step closer to where you want to get, no action is too trivial. As long as you make a commitment to stay true to your path; you’ll find yourself where you were meant to be someday and once there; discover that time freedom isn’t an illusion and that every single day thereafter, can feel like Friday after all.