Sunday, July 12, 2009

Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family.
One day each of us will run out of tomorrows.
Our realization of what is most important in life goes hand in hand with gratitude for our blessings.
~Thomas S. Monson ~
It's Sunday today .... a day of peace and rest. Although when I woke up at 6.15am this morning to get ready to go to work I didn't think it was much of a day of rest. I just wanted to throw my mobile phone (which I use as my alarm) over to the other side of the room and go back to sleep.

Even though I had to work I did think about how nice it is on a Sunday to just not do much. It's nice to rest for the other half of the day and think about what has happened through the week .... to reflect.
We are often so busy rushing around that we don't have time to reflect... but I think Sunday is the perfect day for that.

So I'm sitting here today thinking about all the things that have happened and what is going to be happening in the coming week. Kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it.

But then I contemplate the week to come and what might be happening. Then I think, do I really want to go there ...... thinking about what I have to do. It makes me tired just thinking about the week ahead.

Still it's a bit hard to relect or contemplate when you feel like falling asleep. Then maybe when I sleep I'll dream about what I did or what I'm going to do.
I just know that I love to sit and think and reflect and it seems like Sunday is the best day of the week to do these things. I like to think about all the beauty in the world and how blessed I am to have the things that I do. So many people just complain about their lot in life, are negative and ungrateful and I think that's sad. We are given so much in this life to be grateful for and instead of thinking about what we don't have we should count our blessings. I hope that I always feel grateful for the things that I have.
Are you a glass half full type person or a glass half empty type person????

1 comment:

Kris said...

Okay, I think I'm the empty type. You are right though, two people could live exactly the same life and have two differing opinions about whether it was a life of joy or a life of misery.

Sunday is a good day to reflect. A day to "sharpen our saw" or prepare for the week ahead. Sometimes that means thinking about the week ahead or it could just be that reflecting on the week past will prepare us mentally for a new week. You know, to make sense of what has happened so that we can allow the future to happen. Hope you have a good week!