By Daryl Meyers
It may not hit the top ten, but the tune’s familiar. In fact it’s become the theme song of a rather large group. Old and young alike, professional and non, have joined the chorus. Some sing it with enthusiasm … others rather quietly, but whether sung with a sigh, a shout or a cry, it still sounds the same. —– “Thank God, it’s Friday!”
How come this “tune” is so popular? What’s behind the frustration, the fears, the struggles? Could it be we’re a bit off course … missed a turn some place?
We speak proudly of the tremendous progress our society has made … but have we really? We possess more and have less. Our world has become smaller, and … so have we. We move faster than ever, yet we seem to be getting further and further behind. We have more to do and less time. We champion the cause of freedom and are more limited, more restricted today than ever.
Was life really meant to be this difficult … this challenging? Is there nothing to hold on to? Are we, as some would suggest, adrift in a cold and hostile universe or is it just our perspective that’s a bit out of balance?
Perhaps we need to back up a little and reassess what the journey is all about … take another look at the messages and messengers who’ve tried to shape our lives in ways that don’t work. Maybe we need to slow down a bit, get in touch with our thoughts and feelings rather than allowing others to tell us who we are and what’s important.
If in our rush to enter the day, we would allow ourselves … and time … to stand still, give ourselves the opportunity of embracing the silence, the stillness, the quietness of the moment, we might rediscover something rather interesting and special – ourselves! And with this discovery, this awakening, it’s very possible we might gain a new appreciation for the beauty and wonder of each moment, of each day and of the people who are part of our lives. And who knows, if we keep it up, the day may come when we’ll have a new theme song — “Thank God, it’s Monday! “