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Do You Work on the Weekend?

Have a great weekend! I commonly extend these wishes to my neighbors and family. The funny thing is most of us no longer have Monday through Friday work to do. I live in a subdivision where most of my neighbors and friends are happily retired and many of us are young retirees. But I still wish them a good weekend on Friday and then I think it is funny and I wonder if it means anything to them? It doesn’t mean anything really to me any longer. My time for the most part is mine other than having a ton of Facebook live and Zoom calls to attend and schedule. I even taught my own painting class over Zoom yesterday. I have to say it was fun, but my calendar has not been this full since I retired. I find 3 – 5 meetings on many of the days including Saturday. Do you find you are so busy in this time of being at and working from home?

Do you find yourself working 7 days a week? When I was young, I remember we didn’t do anything on Sunday other than be together as family. We didn’t shop, my Dad did not work if he could avoid it, and we just were together. I have happy memories of buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken and picnics in lovely parks. We rarely stayed home on Sunday, so there was no chance my Dad could be called into work. There were no beepers so if you couldn’t hear the phone you could be called out. That is probably part of the reason we started camping and fishing so often when my sister and I were older.

Many times, in my adult life I spent Sunday working. Looking back on it, I don't think it was a good idea. My justification was it seemed that by Saturday I was exhausted and needed a break. So, I would do my chores and rest on Saturday then work for hours on more Sundays than I could count. I am pleased to say that now I find myself returning to joyful and relaxing plans for Sundays. It is the Lord’s day and it should be his. I now really look forward to Sunday, it is the one day I don’t feel guilty for not working on something. You can tell I haven’t quite overcome the workaholic thing, right? So in writing this I have realized that weekends are important to me still!

Do you reserve Sunday for worship, rest and/or family? Could you? I think it makes the week happier and it certainly is what we Christians believe is asked of us. Perhaps you could find greater happiness also by really truly observing Sunday and the weekend. I have a thought; Sunday is just a few days away get that laundry done and relax! You have earned it. I think my washer is loaded and ready to go.

Comment if you have any thoughts on this and have a wonderful weekend!

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  • After 53 years of owning our interior decorating shop hubby and I retired in the fall of 2018. We worked every day from morning til night. We are no as busy if not more so than when we had our shop!

    Martha

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