A brimful of Sunday

March 26, 2016

Weekdays are for the world.

Sunday is for you, you alone, and all you love.

That is why it is called Sun-day. It is meant to be full of shine sans whine. It’s all about how to love and bless I, Me and Mine.

If your Sundays are not special, then you are not a human being but a machine and even those (take your car engine for instance) need rest.

In some Islamic nations, Sunday is the first work day of the week. For most Christians, Sunday is observed as a day of worship and rest, holding it as the Lord’s Day and the day of Christ’s Resurrection. An idle thought: I wonder how members of the BJP and VHP view Sunday since the present-day concept of the weekend first arose from the Jewish Sabbath. The Christian Sabbath was just one day each week, but the preceding day (the Jewish Sabbath) came to be taken as a holiday as well in the twentieth century. This shift was accompanied by a reduction in the total number of hours worked per week. The Biblical Sabbath would start from sunset on Friday. In most parts of the West, it is already the norm – the weekend officially starts from Friday, late afternoon.

Hopefully, in this case at least, the East will ape the West.

Anyway, let us stick with what we have for now. After six days of impatient waiting, the beautiful Sunday has dawned, how can one make it special?

Here are some suggestions. Tick the ones you would like to try out:
□ Have some undisturbed time with the Creator. Religions differ, but most people believe in God and if you do, this is the time to grow your relationship with him. Look deep into your spiritual convictions, take one of them each Sunday, and figure out how to apply it to your life.
□ Go for a walk in the park. This tip I have taken from this song. Listen to it, and see your Sunday swing into action:

□ Listen to music right through the day.
□ Go to an amusement park with your children. If you do not have children, borrow someone else’s for the day (they will be most glad to loan them, let me tell you). Go to a movie with your spouse. If you don’t have, you simply cannot borrow someone else’s spouse, so please cancel plan and put on TIMES NOW.
□ Throw a spontaneous small TV party; invite two families. If your invitees already cooked lunch, tell them to bring it. In the spread out on the table, during the movie break, perhaps no one will realize that you have contributed nothing to the ‘pot luck’ (smile. That was the whole idea!). If someone does, point out the electricity and TV are yours.
□ Go shopping but don’t buy anything. it is important to leave your card and cash behind. Walk around the mall, see dozens of others splurging on useless stuff they don’t really need. By the time you reach home, you will be feeling happily tired and infinitely wise.
□ Play with your Xbox. If you don’t have one, play scrabble. If you don’t have even that, climb into bed and go back to sleep. You do not deserve a Sunday.
□ Go bowling. I’ve never done it. But who knows, you may enjoy it.
□ Take a shower. Especially if you haven’t taken one all week.
□ Open a dictionary and find out at least two 13 or 14-letter words you’ve never heard before. Share them in discussion with family and friends. First enjoy their reaction, then tell them the meaning of the word. By the end of the month of the word, you will have 8 new words in your vocabulary. You will also have got the reputation of being “intellectual.”
□ Read a good book. If you don’t know where to find one, check the Berean Bay Media House website and order one from Amazon or Flipcart. Then read it next Sunday.
There is one thing I do not want you to do. I cannot put it in words for it would make me blush:

Have a happy, laughing-walkie-talking kissy soulful Sunday.

by Ingrid Albuquerque

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