Everyday Friday

I’m a little late to the party, but nonetheless, today I’m linking up with one of my newly-discovered blog favorites (and fellow Coloradan!) artsocial.

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Yesterday was my Friday.  And, as if it really needs to be said, Fridays make me happy.  There are two major reasons that this is true: one, rest, and two, potential.  Seems like there is so much spare time for extra sleep and extra adventures.  And not that there’s anything wrong with appreciating the weekend, but since yesterday was my Friday but it really was a Wednesday (long weekend to visit the family in Chicago!), that got me thinking.

What if we lived like every day was a Friday?  What if we actually learned to live restfully instead of waiting on the weekend to catch up with ourselves?  What if we appreciated every day for its unique potential, instead of mentally accepting that we have to put off happiness until the weekend?  I know I would much rather live that way!

I suppose it’s all about attitude and intentions.  And as you know around here, I’m all about everyday adventures, but I’ll also be the first to admit that there are day that I get caught up in routine and the other non-exciting (or negative) parts of my day.  I am learning to be more mindful of the thoughts I think in passing moments and realizing more and more that I can change my perspective from a “just wait til the weekend” to an “every day is beautiful and worthwhile and a precious gift” mindset.

So here’s to everyday happy, and everyday Friday!

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  • KateJanuary 17, 2013 - 10:32 pm

    I think this is so true–it’s easy to wait for the weekend to think you can relax mentally, but it’s so arbitrary! It’s kind of like waiting for New Year’s to make goals isn’t it? We’d all be better off if we just made goals/relaxed when we needed to, but for some reason it’s not that obvious.

    On another note, I love that picture of the girl in the snow–I’ve been wanting to find a way to use it myself for ages!ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzJanuary 20, 2013 - 8:44 am

      Thanks Kate! Exactly, New Years is also a great example! And that girl in the snow – I almost didn’t use her because I got stuck in the black hole of tumblr trying to find the original source…you don’t happen to know it do you?ReplyCancel

  • Meghan JohnsonJanuary 19, 2013 - 6:42 am

    I think being mindful and present is the best thing anyone can do for him or herself, right here and right now, to achieve more peace and happiness. Unfortunately it’s not always the easiest thing to do! But this post reminded me of the importance of the effort, so thank you.

    I love those images, especially the hanging bunches of flowers. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzJanuary 20, 2013 - 8:45 am

      Totally, Meghan, it can be really hard! Especially when there are great things ahead it can be easy to focus on those instead of enjoying the gift you have in today. But I find that the more often you remind yourself, the easier it gets after a while 🙂ReplyCancel

  • aviralkulshreshthaJanuary 21, 2013 - 6:01 am

    “every day is beautiful and worthwhile and a precious gift.” Nicely said. Thanks for sharing such incredible article. I am following you. 🙂ReplyCancel

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