Where is Your Focus?

627226315_325aa7b527_mFor many people, Sunday night is the most depressing time of the week.  Monday is right around the corner. Monday, with all of its stress and anxiety.  Monday, which ushers in meetings, deadlines and interruptions.  Ah, good old Monday.

As I see it, there are two ways to look at mornings, whether they be on Monday or any other day.  One can say "Good God, it's morning!"  Or, one can say "Good morning God" and place attention on the One who made each and every day of the week.

It was Kierkegaard who said Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.”  If you can place in high regard a trust in God at the start of the day, all the better to end it in a spirit of peace.  The stress will come but the faithworker will absorb, focus, recalibrate. The goal is not to flee from all that the week brings.  Rather, the goal is to integrate your faith in God into the stress in its secular, raw form.

I enjoy this from St. Francis de Sales who said, "Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."

So bring on Monday! And Tuesday, and Wednesday...

*photo by ihatho