Usually, when I sit down to those #FridayFeeling posts, I feel that I am conflicted because there are plenty of feelings swirling around in my head, which makes it harder to write a cohesive post without jumping from one thing to another. But today… Today, things are exactly the same.
Are you used to many feelings at the same time, or are you usually only feeling one thing at a time?
Does your weekend influence your week?
In my opinion, the way you spend your weekend has a strong chance of affecting your week. Sure, if your weekend was the time of your life and you hate your work, your week might not look so rosy, but I assure you that the good vibes from the weekend will help you get through the week a bit easier.
How did you spend last weekend?
Last weekend, I decided not to do anything. Well, I did SOMETHING, but it did not involve chores or work. I took my sweet time and relaxed by watching movies, reading a book, and sleeping. It was glorious. Instead of making me dread the week ahead of me, the weekend put me in the right frame of mind, which helped me tackle various tasks throughout the week.
How did your week go?
While there were some excellent moments during the week, there were also some that angered me. However, overall, it was a decent week. Neutral is where I want to be. Moments of raw happiness are fleeting, while feelings of gloom usually linger for a while. Because of that, I do not complain about my days being “neutral.” I much prefer this to the lowest of lows.
Do you have a feeling equilibrium you like to maintain? Or are you more of an all or nothing kind of person?
Enough about last weekend and this week. It is all in the past now. We are in the territorial waters of THIS WEEKEND!
How do you feel about that?
For me, Fridays are days to take it slow but to also get out of work ASAP. Whenever possible, I go in a little later, which already puts me in a positive state of mind. It is good to feel in control of your life, even in such minute details. Throughout the day, I hope for no emergencies and a low-pressure workload. Sometimes it works out that way, but sometimes it does not.
Why is it that some people wake up at 4PM on a Friday and realize they need something ASAP? Maybe if I did not solve your problems, you would learn your lesson and work on your planning and organizational skills?
As much as I dread stressful work on Friday, I prefer to take care of it before I leave for the weekend, rather than deal with it on Monday. Somehow, on Fridays, everything seems so much more manageable.
Do you like finishing up work on Fridays, or do you prefer to leave it until Monday?
Yesterday, we celebrated Halloween. People in the office dressed up. People were walking the streets wearing the weirdest costumes. Even if you do not own a calendar, you knew what yesterday was. I am not sure if everyone knows what today is. Undoubtedly, not everyone celebrates it, unlike Halloween. You should have already gathered from the title of this post, that today is All Saint’s Day.
Do you celebrate All Saints’ Day today?
All Saint’s Day, November 1st, is a day during which Christians remember and celebrate their saints. Some branches of Christianity observe this holiday after Easter or Pentecost. Today, we celebrate the bond between us, here on Earth, and the Saints in Heaven. There is speculation as to whether observing All Saints’ Day was influenced by a Celtic festival of the dead, or if its origins are Germanic.
The day following the All Saints’ Day, we celebrate All Souls’ Day. Personally, I am unsure why these two are not combined into one. The difference is that one day, we celebrate Saints, while the next, we celebrate all deceased. To me, it is a beautiful holiday, during which we pray for all of the departed and not just OUR loved ones. I have seen a fair share of abandoned graves in my life. We all know that some people die, and no one ever really cares. It is an ugly truth. Days like today and tomorrow remind us to direct our minds towards those that are no longer with us. During All Souls’ Day, we pray that those in Purgatory shall be welcomed into Heaven one day. If you have ever been to Europe during this time of year, you might have seen cemeteries filled with candles and flowers. The flickering lights look absolutely beautiful at night.
Today, I am excited about the weekend. Because I did not do much last weekend, I know that I will have plenty of things to take care of this weekend. However, I know I will find a balance. Once I am done with work, I will go to Mass and say an extra-special prayer for the members of my family that no longer walk this planet, as well as those that have been seemingly forgotten.
Do not worry, this somber mood will not ruin anything. I plan to go out and have some fun later tonight in order to get some energy and motivation for the weekend of chores to come.
Life is a balancing act. Today and tomorrow, stop and think about the deceased. Maybe say a prayer for them. Many people often pray for themselves but forget to pray for those that can no longer pray for themselves. However, that should not dampen your spirits. Enjoy your weekend, because you have earned it!
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