I found myself saying it today, “Thank God it’s Friday,” or TGIF for short. As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I felt bad. Why?

IMG_7143Because I love my job. I work in a library, after all. We have free stuff and people enjoy coming to visit us. My week had not been unusually stressful. Actually, it was only a four-day work week, with the recent holiday, so I hadn’t even worked five days!

I also felt bad because I made this statement in front of a staff member. I’m the boss. If I’m thankful it’s Friday, how do they feel?

What does Friday mean, anyway? Not much to those who work on Saturday or even Sunday. It’s all relative in the working world.

So, since I can’t take my words back, I’ll use this Focus Friday to see reasons why I would want to thank God that it’s Friday.

  • I can look back on my work week and say with confidence I accomplished something. All I have to do is look at my marked-off tasks on my Google calendar to find the evidence.
  • I’m also thankful for some cool things that happened at work this week, like getting to do a Facebook live promo, setting up a great meeting in January and a poetry event for April. Good things are happening at the library.
  • I thank God it’s Friday, because it gives me a chance to look ahead too. I write my notes for Monday’s staff meeting and look forward to what the new week will bring.
  • Friday is also a chance for me to chill at home and write. I’m thankful for the pizza that is waiting on me to finish this week’s blog.
  • I’m thankful that this Friday begins a weekend when I actually have something fun planned with some sister-widows.
  • For me, Friday means I have two days when I don’t set the alarm.
  • Friday is also the beginning of the weekend, which means, though it’s Friday, Sunday’s coming, and I look forward to time in Bible study and worship.

Do you thank God’s it’s Friday? Do you really? Why? I’d love to hear your reasons — so would he.

Grace and Peace

2 thoughts on “TGIF

  1. When I worked full time, I looked forward to the weekend to reflect on the week, to rest and regroup. I often enjoyed an extended prayer time on Saturday mornings. I always enjoyed Mondays because it gave me the opportunity to begin anew. Wednesdays (hump day) always seemed to be the most challenging, due to being such a long day with work and church activities.
    Thanks, Carol, for sharing your heart about your week!

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