Have you ever had one of those weeks, that when Friday came around you gratefully exclaimed, “Thank God, it’s Friday!” And the relief you felt made the day tolerable, wait… almost enjoyable. I have had those weeks, and probably so has 95 percent of adult Americans.
Once the week is over what can you do? You could wallow around in self-pity and tell everyone you meet the miniscule details of your disastrous five days. Be sure to walk around sullen, hiss at those around you, and take out your frustrations in a verbal confrontation with some poor waitress/waiter. And be sure to blame the populace for your situation, because you know you are the perfect one. Yeah, right.
Or… you can forget the past week. The key word here is “past”. You can momentarily review the week and put future ideas into your mind’s file cabinet of how to avoid a repeat week. But, don’t live there, because you can’t go back and make any changes! Do not grieve over it or beat yourself up either; because could have, would have, and should have, won’t get you anywhere but an early grave! And alienating the people around you, makes for an even more miserable life.
Now, there are some important facts which you should know about being an imperfect human. You are loved! Whether you believe in God or not, you are still loved. The God I know, says He still believes in you, even if you don’t believe in Him! And, I know there can be no argument about earth’s intricate design, because it is too finely planned to be an accident. Or, you might believe in nothing. So, celebrate the fact you can make your own decisions too.
Whatever you believe; you are here on earth, in a time, made for you! And that is pretty awesome! Just think, you could have been born before indoor bathrooms and electricity. A time when you had to hunt, kill, and grow your food to survive. No grocery stores back then. And, as bad as it may seem at times, you could have it much worse! Here is where, as a Christian, I would remind you that you are blessed! Blessed by whom or what, I will leave that up to you.
So, sit back this weekend and breathe! Give yourself a break and smile. You may not have the money to go to an exotic locale, but you do have the ability to share kind words and thoughtful ways to others around you. And, it is a funny thing about kindness…once given out, kindness circles back to the giver in unexpected ways.
This is your new weekend “to do” list. Number one…know you are unconditionally loved! Number two…share a little kindness!