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What's your favorite day of the week? Some like Friday best because it signals the end of a work week. Others prefer Sunday because it's football day. Some people prefer the day they go to church and fellowship with like believers.

My favorite day of the week has varied through the years. When I was growing up, I loved Friday, particularly Friday evenings, because it was a family time at home when we would settle in for the Sabbath with singing and playing the piano and guitar. Fridays continue to be a favorite, but I have also liked Mondays a lot because they mark the beginning of a new week of productive activities (hopefully).

Lately, however, I do not favor Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. So, what's left? you may ask.

Positive Mindset

The day I love the most is TODAY. And why not? If I had a bad day yesterday, then today can be a day of new hope. If I experienced failure yesterday, then today can bring redemption! If yesterday was a fantastic day, then today just might be a repeat. The point is that choosing today as my favorite day (every day) puts me in a positive mindset, anticipating the unfolding of whatever God has for me on this day of my journey.

Okay, so I'm not so naive as to believe that simply choosing today (every day) as my favorite day of the week is going to automatically produce consistently perfect days. Some days are just going to be bad. However, even if a day is bad, even tragic, it is still the day that I'm actually living. I can't change yesterday because it's already over. I can't know for sure what will happen tomorrow because it isn't here yet. So, why not embrace the present for what it is and get the most out of it while I'm still there?

The Bible supports this idea in Psalm 118:24, “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” It doesn't say to only rejoice in the days that are good, or to be glad in the days that we expect to turn out great. It says to rejoice in this day. That means today! By choosing this day as our favorite day, we are acknowledging our trust that God is not only powerful enough to make the day, but to carry it out for our best.

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