No Day But Today
“He’s still feeling like he’s 16
And you’re chasing all of the same drink
Only living on the weekend nights
The card is empty but the tab got paid
I think it’s funny how some things change
There’s got to be more to life.” – The Kill, Ben Rector
Typical Monday: Open my planner. Write down everything I have to do for the week. Groan. Wish for the week to fly by and that it was the weekend already.
I seem to categorize my life in weekends. I look forward to weekends to come. I think about weekends in the past. The days of the week seem to just kind of be there, taking up space, not really meaning anything except for work and the occasional random, fun hangout times. I look at the month ahead and don’t even think, oh hey that Wednesday could be just AWESOME, but instead plan each weekend and wait expectantly.
I don’t like living this way and I’ve decided we need to change. Maybe I’m the only one who does this, but I have a feeling I’m not. In all honesty, do we know if we will even make it to the weekend? We are wasting our life by not living day to day, but instead only living on the weekend nights. Or, like it sometimes happens, will the weekend let us down? We pass up hanging out with people during the week so we can get our “work done” and have free time on the weekends, but then there’s nothing to do on the weekends. Why should we wait for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday to hold all of the fun and relaxing times of the week? Why can’t we spread it out all week and look forward to each and every single day?
So, let’s do it together. Let’s vow to not let the week get us down. To not have a case of the Mondays. Let’s vow to live every day like it’s our last. To do something we love every day. To relax every day. To not look at the rest of the semester by the weekends we have planned. Let’s live like there’s no day but today.
Makes me think of a sign in a friend’s diner: “Free ice cream tomorrow”……..tomorrow never comes,
ENJOY TODAY….. and have ice cream everyday!
November 11, 2010 at 9:16 am