"So goes Monday, so goes the week."
~ Mary (Hogan) Searles ~
"Is it Friday yet, wait, what am I saying, everyday is Friday for me, and there are no Mondays.Lets see now, if the saying is So goes Monday so goes the week, and I have no Mondays, where does that leave me?" The Old Man
This blog generated a few comments on the blog, Facebook, and over the dinner table. My father challenged me with the above statement. He cracks me up, but at the same time, he made a valid point. For those of us going to work and banking our days for retirement, we tend to have a Garfield frame of mind towards Monday.
But what about our wonderful retirees? If they no longer have a Monday ~ what makes Friday so special? And what day decides how their week will be? Is there a starting day to the week?
I've spent the past month thinking about this and believe I have an answer. I think for the retired, your Monday depends on how God wired you, and maybe even on the way you are uniquely gifted and made. Do you remember the creation story in the book of Genesis? I think this is the answer to Dad's question.
Depending on who YOU are, as a man or woman ~ might determine the day in which your week starts. Think about it, God used a model of seven days when He created the world ~ there was one for rest. If you are unfamiliar, read Genesis 1:1 - Genesis 2:2. NIV
"By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy,because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done." Genesis 2:2
Each day is important but
Do you have a day of rest? I challenge you - whatever your day of rest is, whether it is in the middle of the calendar week or the end - make the next day...Monday!! Your Monday depends on when you rest. If you aren't resting, mark a day on the calendar - if for no other reason than to have a Monday the next day.
"Attitude has the power to transform our outlook, our day, and our week. If we start Monday with a "Is it Friday yet?" mentality, then it will be a long and miserable week. So instead, start the week with a "Thank you Jesus for the week ahead of me. Thanks for the breath in my lungs, my family, friends, and the blessings you have set aside for me. It is going to be a great week with my eyes fixed on you." Lisa M Buske