Don’t we all just love the weekends? They are the days most of us get to take a break from the work week and enjoy what we really love most. Weekends are the couple of days out of the week that we can stay up later, hang out with family and friends a little bit longer, turn off our alarm clocks and sleep in. Oh and if your house is like mine, they’re the days hubby cooks his famous pancake breakfast (although I have traded the bacon for something a little healthier — sorry hubs). I love weekends, and this past weekend was both amazing and eye opening.
First of all, I got to enjoy the beautiful spring weather outside with my little boys. We took a stroll around the block and got some fresh air outside of the house. While outside, my older son Justin, decided to pick out some roses from our rose bush for me. He is the sweetest. He is always picking flowers, rocks and acorns up for me. While I wasn’t thrilled that he was messing in my flower garden, I was happy that he thought enough of me to want to gift me with the roses. When he gave them to me, he asked me to smell them. They smelled just like the fragrance of spring. It made me think about how lucky I am and how I should appreciate everyday by taking a moment to stop and smell the roses.
I was also able to spend some time with friends over dinner. It was good to catch up with the girls and just laugh. And while it was rejuvenating, it was also enlightening because I realized that I wanted to enjoy my weekends more often.
As a working mom and entrepreneur, it can be hard to not fill your weekend catching up on tasks that you didn’t get to during the week. While it maybe tempting, I don’t want to spend my weekend running errands, doing housework, meal prepping and being so busy that I miss the opportunity to enjoy what fun it has to offer. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with planning and prepping, but I don’t want it to consume me. It needs a proper balance.
On the other hand, I also don’t want to be so focused with waiting for the weekend to come, and glorifying it, that I don’t enjoy the other five days that God has graced us with. As Akilnathan Logeswaran stated, “I don’t want to build a life and career, where I spent five days a week waiting for the weekend.”
“Honestly, I never really understood the glorification of Fridays & weekends. I don’t want to build a life and career, where I spent five days a week waiting for the weekend. No! I want to enjoy my life, and don’t wish any weekday away. I want each day to matter to me, in some way, even if it’s a small tiny way. I love my life. Everyday. That’s the spirit we should convey all around us.”
What this past weekend confirmed for me, is that life really is a balancing act and it takes a conscience effort to focus on being present and enjoying something about everyday. So as I end this blog, I’ll leave you with this: Today my friends, take time to smell the roses. Take time to savor the moment. Find something to be thankful for. Enjoy what Tuesday and Wednesday has to offer, as well as Saturday. Why wait for the weekend? Stop and smell the roses today!
“Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you – and enjoy life” — Bernard Kelvin Clive