It’s Friday and this morning I awoke in great spirits. I took the dog and this great mood of mine down to the beach for a stroll, snapped a selfie, and uploaded it to my Instagram account. While contemplating today’s caption, I was tuned in to the extreme gratitude I have for my life right now. ‘Thank God for today,” I thought. I’d found my caption:

To me, a perfect Friday is … NOT feeling all ‘TGIF’ because you spent your whole week trying to survive up until this moment. The best Fridays are the ones that follow great Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. They’re the ones that feel like just another great day!

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Imagine living in the moment. Every. Single. Day.

Although I don’t tend to throw the acronym around myself, it really had never occurred to me before this morning just how anti-living-in-the-moment TGIF actually is! Subliminally, or not so subliminally, these exact four letters presented in this exact order are sucking the value out of millions of everyday lives.

Let’s face it. Most of us work (or study) Monday through Friday. That, folks, is everyday life. Even for those struggling to overcome life’s great curveballs, each and every day is a gift. It doesn’t matter what kind of job you have, how much you earn or where you live. You woke up today. How awesome is that?

How can you thank God for today and really mean it?

By living mindfully. By teaching yourself to be present. I’m not going to tell you how. I’m still a student, but I will say this. Next time you catch yourself thinking, “I have to go to work tomorrow,” replace the word have with the word get. That’s right. Tomorrow, you get to go to work — because you are physically healthy, of sound mind, and gainfully employed.

If you wake up every Monday practically gasping for Friday, you’re throwing at least 208 days to the wind. Stop it. Please. Instead, make every day count. I’m telling you, Fridays are overrated 🙂

Viv for today xo

If you’ve just finished reading this post and are thinking, “That’s easy for you to say. Try working for my boss,” be sure to check out Being accountable: The importance of owning your shit!

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