This morning, I am challenging your logic, but do not worry, I will be right there to help you if you have any struggles. See? I am nice. Now, to the matter at hand.
If today is Friday,
we like Fridays,
… (fill in the blanks here).
If your answer was: “We like today,” then you get a gold star.
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If you arrived at a completely different answer, then…
Just kidding. There are no participation trophies here. Instead, you get this:
I encourage you to keep participating in those fun quizzes. You just might get it right one day. Who knows?
Today is Friday, and I am LOVIN’ it! Today is not like any other Friday. Today is much better. This time around, Friday already came after a day off (It was Thanksgiving yesterday if you did not know). And if you work in a decent place, you might have a day off today, too, like me. A day off after a day off before a day off. How insane is that? When was the last time that happened?
Yesterday was a day I dreaded a little. Having to socialize on my day off is not ideal for me. However, I managed to get through the family dinner just fine without causing any mental anguish to myself. There was a time or two when I stepped away from the group to sit in silence, but I did so in excuse to do something else. No one else was the wiser. Win-win.
The food was delicious, of course, I would not have eaten it otherwise. Did I eat too much? I do not think so. I might have eaten slightly more than I normally would, but that was only because one has to try EVERYTHING that is prepared. I am not sure what is so special about Holiday meals, that makes people overeat. It is not like they have no food on the non-Holiday days… Maybe it is just the prolonged sitting at the table?
No work, good food, and OK people. What could be better? Well, no work, good food, no people, a book, and a view? But since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I want to count my blessings instead of discounting them and wanting more. While the day worked out well, it was when I got home that I realized I was really low-key enjoying myself.
As a kid, I used to dislike Saturdays, because those were the days when I wanted to sleep in, but my mother insisted on vacuuming next to my ear at an ungodly hour (9am). As an adult, I grew to like Saturdays because I get to decide what to do with it. Sure, most of the time, it does include house chores, but it is still a somewhat leisurely day. It is Sunday that I have a love-hate relationship with. When I was younger, those were my favorites due to my family customs of fun, desserts, and naps. Now, they can still be that, but they can also be “The-day-before-you-go-back-to-work.” When work is going good, I forget about that side of Sunday. However, when I hit a rough patch, Sunday becomes a hated step-sibling.
Because I also took Wednesday off this week, I realized that yesterday was my Sunday. But what came after Sunday this time around? Another day off – a Saturday! Or whatever you call a day off before an off weekend.
Although I have said it before that a three day weekend should be the norm, I will say that again. A three day weekend should be the norm. The first day off allows you to shake off all the toxins from the working week. The second could be used for nothing but things that relax and make you happy. During that day, you would live in the moment, without thinking about the past or the future. The third day would be when you would start worrying about the upcoming week. It would be my recommendation to take care of all the chores during the first and maybe the last day off. Leave the middle one to bliss.
It is my professional opinion that two-day-weekends are just too short for us to reset, do stuff outside of work, have fun and prepare ourselves for the new cycle of madness. With three-day-weekends, we would be in a better than “It is Monday again?” frame of mind on Monday. We would be more motivated and happy.
That is how I feel today – motivated and happy, for I can do whatever I want today (within reason). If it is still not too late for you, call in to work. Ask for a day off. You need it!
How are you feeling today?
Is today your day off, too?
Have you gone Black Friday shopping?
Do you plan on going shopping today?
Have you gotten any good deals?
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