It's always so funny to me (and not in the ha-ha sort of way) that we wait all week for Friday, then before we know it, Friday is gone and Monday is darkening our doorsteps once again. It's a vicious cycle. One that only we can break.
After reading these words for the first time, I was stunned into silence. Anyone who knows me understands the magnitude of that action. My mind whirled with the fact that we human beings do this so often. We look to the past, prepare for the future, but we fail to live in the moment. The here and now.
So, we wait for Friday. Why? So we can make time speed up? That seems counterproductive. Speeding up time means we age. Age leads to death. And if we keep waiting for Friday then where does that leave the rest of our lives?
Buddhist call this state of living in the moment - mindfulness. I feel like that is the perfect word to describe my point, here. Be mindful of your actions. Be mindful of your surroundings. Be mindful of your feelings and the feelings of those around you. If we purposely think of life this way, then we won't be counting down the days 'til Friday, or Summer, or Christmas. We will suddenly see the world as a wondrous place filled with important lessons to learn, people to love, and fantastic opportunities to experience.
So, stop. Stop waiting for Friday and live for today. You'll find you're happier if you do.