“I can’t wait for Friday!” is probably the most heard phrase in the work place these days. Doesn’t anyone recognize that they are doing nothing more than wishing their lives away.
Currently at my job we have just finished bidding for our schedules for the coming year and while I look around and see all the people that I’ll no longer see every day, all I hear is how they can’t wait to start the new schedule. Sure, I’m excited about my new schedule. I actually got the exact one that I wanted, why wouldn’t I be excited? However, I’ll no longer be working with my best friend in this new city. I’ll no longer have all the other friends I’ve made with me every day. Granted some of them are coming with me and I’m very excited to continue working with them, but the not so great people are coming in equal measure, so why is everyone so excited to throw away the next few weeks until the new bid goes into effect?
Perhaps I have a completely different outlook on life because of the time that I’ve seen wasted by people who embraced the Shadow Lover all too soon; my sister at the young age of 24 years old. She had her whole life before her by everyone’s standards, but that was simply an illusion. She never saw 25. She never saw the Saints win the Superbowl. She never saw a woman in the presidential race. She never held her own newborn babe in her arms. She never worked at another crappy job. She never again wished her life away by trying to hurry Friday to come sooner.
And she never will.
So instead of wishing my life away, I want to embrace every day as the miracle and present it is.