My thoughts*

Sunday Funday*

I love Sundays.

For me, it’s a day unlike any other in the week. Let me explain:

To most of the people I know, Sundays are just an extension of the weekend. A “Second Saturday”, if you will. Saturdays are typically for unwinding after a long week, and Sundays are great to run errands and prep for the week ahead.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I’ve just always seen things a little differently.

My faith isn’t something I typically openly talk about here. It is something deeply important and personal to me, and if you ask me about it–I’ll tell you whatever you want to know. But I always hesitate to begin the discussion as I never want to seem like I’m pushing my beliefs onto anyone else.

That being said, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In layman’s terms, I’m a Mormon.

The media has all kinds of words and ideas to describe what that means, and what they think I believe. Maybe they’re right about some of it. All I know is that I’m just me. I can’t speak for anyone else. I personally love my beliefs, and how they shape who I am.

And I love how it’s taught me to look at Sundays.

For me, Saturday is my everything day. It’s my relax/clean/run errands/visit friends & hang out day. I squish it all in.

And then Sunday arrives.  While I’ll admit the getting ready and organized for church bit can sometimes be crazy hectic, it’s worth it. Having that time at church is like a reset button for me, and it centers me so I feel ready to take on whatever the week brings.

The rest of our Sundays are spent together as a family. We certainly don’t stay in our dress clothes, sit in a circle and sing Kumbaya all afternoon, but we do treat the day a little differently.

For me, unless I absolutely have to, I try not to work, shop, eat out or go out. I squeeze all that in on Saturday, and I love to spend my Sundays at home, or visiting with family. It’s my recharge day.

My day of rest.

We hang out here, nap (when Ruby allows), eat lazy food (breakfast for dinner) and spend time together without all the distractions of our usually busy week. Occasionally we venture out and visit with friends, but it’s typically our home day… and I try hard to keep it that way.

Sometimes it’s the only “home day” we have all week, and I love that we have it. It’s something I look forward too all week long. It’s one day that I can count on where I can put the world on pause, even if it’s just for a minute.

It’s worth it to cram all our busy-ness into our Saturdays just to have this one day every week that is just… ours. Our day to worship, rest, reflect, recharge and be grateful for all that we have.

So, my Sunday fun may be a little different from yours, but I love it.

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One Comment

  • Karen Peterson

    I love our relaxing Sundays. It’s nice to go home from church and not think about errands or getting dressed to go out. Once church is over, it’s just about enjoying the day and spending time with friends and family. Or alone. Which is also nice.