Sundays are the days to rest. You can also find this in the bible: During the course of God's creation He declared the seventh day, Sunday, to be the Sabbath. "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy." Exodus 20:11 NIV It is a day to recharge your batteries, reflect on the past week, rearrange yourself, make new plans and most importantly to prepare yourself for the week ahead. It is the perfect opportunity to give thanks and to count your blessings. To express your gratitude and focus on the things you actually have, opposed to the things you don't.
Sundays are so amazing that in some calendars (e.g. in the United States) the week even starts with Sunday. Just imagine you would start your week thinking of the first day of the week being Sunday, a day you had time to renew your mind, to meditate, to refresh your thoughts, and hit the pause button to simply reflect and restrategize for what is ahead.
It sounds logical to do that on a regular basis but we often get caught up in the "busyness of life". We function without really being part of the experience. We know our tasks and execute them one by one. And then what is left? Not much. But remember life is actually for living. For enjoying, for appreciating and loving. Today's world has changed to being all about "the hustle", "the grind", "making it" and succeeding but at what cost? Sure, everybody wants to be successful. That is what we strive for, but who said you cannot be successful and enjoy the journey there? Now, I am not referring to all the adverts you see on the internet that promise you to make millions in a few weeks by simply using your computer. This could really work for some, but that is not what I mean. I am talking about "doing what you love and loving what you do".
Some people have found their fulfillment and are living their dream through their profession. Every day they wake up and can't wait to get to their workplace. They don't even consider what they do work at all but simply doing what they love. Unfortunately, however, this isn't the case for everyone. You could be a lawyer for example, but secretly you wish to start a rock band and tour the world. While it is never too late to pursue your dreams, certain factors might not make it feasible to grab your guitar, put on a grunge t-shirt and start writing the next hit record. Does that mean you should resent your present life or job? No, definitely not. Sometimes the gifts we have in one area could also be beneficial in another. That means you can still love what you do even if it is not exactly what you envisioned for yourself. I am not even talking about settling for less but embracing the great aspects of your current job or situation. It cannot be all bad, thus focus on the things you love right now. The truth is, even if you were doing what you love and had the job that puts a smile on your face everyday, there would be some aspects you wouldn't like about it at all. Things that would annoy or upset you. Therefore, choose the positive things and keep going with that.
Now, back to the purpose of this blog post. Sundays could be the ideal time to reflect and prepare your mind for what lays ahead. It might be time for you to branch out and to try something new or to finally embrace what you have right now. Use this "time of rest" to give praise and to be thankful. To focus on the blessings, instead of the worries and to replace the frowns with smiles! Let your Sundays be fun days.