Name the Day
On a spontaneous whim, my daughter drove to my house to pick me up last Tuesday morning, her day off. She invited me along for a day of shopping, lunch and a quick visit to see our sick friend. I called the day “Fun Adventure.”
I’m naming my days. I got the idea from a life coach who writes a devotional I’m reading called Seize the Day. The gist of it names the day and calls it forth so as to step into a new day and enjoy it to the full by focusing on that day’s name and that day’s goals.
We all do this to some degree when we refer to our days as birthdays, anniversary days, holidays or a day off from work. Now I call my days “productive days” if I revamp a clothes closet or pantry. I also like “do nothing days” when I give myself permission to chill on the front deck with a good book and warm up leftovers for dinner instead of cooking.
Our nation called yesterday “Take Back Day” to address the opioid epidemic rampant in America with hopes to dispose of medication we no longer use to the posted drop-off locations keeping it out of children’s reach.
I call the coming days this week prep days. Our family will arrive from Chicago and San Diego by the week's end. I have a guest room to clean and a menu to pull together. We have reservations on Cinco de Mayo, the fifth day of May, at the best Mexican restaurant in town to enjoy food and family once again. During the week, some will have a hike day on the Sedona trails and some will have a kayak day on the river in Prescott. I’m determined to have a play day with my four-year old granddaughter!
What about you. Do you name your days? What do you call them?