Sunday, February 15, 2015
Monday or Bust!
I don't usually like Mondays. Sundays are nice; we worship with our church family, head home for some serious goof off time, and generally relax. But Monday's shadow always starts to creep in on Sunday evening when I start to think of Mr. Clean heading to the office the next day, or out into the field to see clients (some of which might require an overnight trip). School gears back up and I think about how much we didn't accomplish off of the carefully charted spreadsheet the week before. I think about the obligations on the calendar. I start thinking too much. It's burdensome.
Tonight was different. We were invited by a very special brand new seven year old to come and share birthday cake with him and his family this evening. He is my dear friend's son, my own seven year old's partner in crime, and a member of a larger family that I long ago adopted as my faux family here in PA. Whether or not they know this isn't relevant. I love this family and like a good barnacle I have attached myself. Fortunately, they have yet to see me as a nuisance and scrape me off the haul.
So tonight we happily went to this sweet boy's house, and sat around the table with his grandparents, parents, aunts, uncle, and cousins, while eating cake and ice cream. Presents were opened, a cup or two of tea was ingested, stories were told, and laughter was abundant.
And ironically, it changed my perspective on Monday. Mr. Clean has to travel, we are expecting a couple inches of snow, and we are still behind on that school spreadsheet. None of it ranks high on my "fun factor", but tonight reminded me that just as a simple birthday get together can either be the highlight of the day or just another thing on the calendar, Mondays will be exactly as I choose for them to be. A chore or a chance to enjoy the day.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Have a wonderful Monday!