Sundays have always been my favorite day of the week. The day to recharge and get fed. A day when my soul is fed and refueled and so is my stomach! It’s a pretty nostalgic day.
I’m reminded of my childhood…going to church and then eating the most satisfying meals. It was the day when family and friends came together for no other reason than to just spend time with the people life had bonded them with before the work week started and everyone was pulled their separate ways. People shared, others listened, and the result subconsciously was therapeutic.
I love Sundays because although times have changed a lot of the ways in which people spend their Sundays remain. Today, instead of waking up and going to church it may look more like finding a comfy spot on the couch and watching ‘Super Soul Sundays’ on OWN or instead of everyone meeting at grandma’s for an early dinner everyone meets up at the latest restaurant for brunch.
Whether it’s the memories of what seemed a simpler time or the current, Sundays remain the day of the week I look forward to the most.
I spent this Sunday waking up at will (something I long for) to peace and quiet and I was thankful. I reminisced in conversation with family. I fed my spirit with meditation, connecting with my love and nature: face up staring at the sky while laying on my daughter’s trampoline. I was physically fed authentic cultural eats. I ended my day watching a Disney movie while braiding my daughter’s hair.
Today, I find myself ready for the week and longing for more days as easy as Sunday: Days where I’m moving slower, at will, fed, and connected!
Did you know that social connection improves social, emotional and physical well-being? “We are all wired to love, be loved, and to belong!” My favorite psychologist, Maslow, lists “love and belonging” as a need on his hierarchy to self-actualization (self fulfillment/full potential). It’s considered a basic need and until reached it’s harder to reach higher levels of personal growth and fulfillment. So today I encourage you to connect (preferably face to face), It’s good for you!
What’s your favorite day of the week and why?