As a millennial, there are a lot of things about my generation I am quite fond of. When it comes to the fashion and music I am admittedly very basic in my appreciation of the era. There are, however, some millennial associated things I just can’t get behind. Mainly, the lingo used to label things as if they are original concepts to modern twenty-thirty somethings.
If you’ve scrolled through social media in the past few years, you may have come across the term “adulting.” I find this word particularly annoying. Maybe because the tasks people refer to as “adulting” upon completion are such luxuries compared to the daily tasks of generations before us. So you went to the grocery store and managed to buy some vegetables with your IPAs…do you really want to brag about that on instagram? I guess I just don’t appreciate the irony of people my age broadcasting that they “did a thing” and labeling it as “adulting” as if they are the first person ever to pay their taxes or file for a marriage license.
The other term I just can’t get behind is “Sunday Scaries.” I think it takes too much of our focus away from the present moment. As long as the world continues to turn, Monday is always going to follow the weekend. There will always be work to do and adult responsibilities waiting for us. Sunday is a precious gift given to us and we shouldn’t waste it by worrying about what Monday may bring. We should focus on soaking in each week what we need on that day of rest.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.Matthew 6:34
I don’t think that God rested on the seventh day because he needed a break. He wanted to set an example to people from the beginning and give us a command to keep the Sabbath day holy so that we can benefit from the pleasure of stillness. For as many times as the bible tells us to not be anxious or worry, we can be certain that God didn’t want us to spend every weekend feeling scared about what the next work day will bring because only God knows what tomorrow will bring. Worry is not from God and only serves to steal our joy.
For many of Taylor’s friends, the last time they saw him was when they got together for the 2020 Super Bowl. I assure you that Taylor, an avid football fan who was overly enthusiastic about any game and get together with friends, was not spending a minute of that Sunday worrying about what the next day would bring. None of us could have ever predicted what the next week would bring, but Taylor knew that work would be there in the morning. Cows would need to be fed and fences would need to be mended, but while he was with his friends, that was a moment to celebrate and not worry about tomorrow.
Take time today to live in the moment and engage with the people around you. Do not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow has not been promised. We have all been given today and we should make the most of each and every moment we have been gifted.
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