Friday, 28 January 2011

Get that Friday Feeling

Today could not have come soon enough. ‘That Friday feeling’ being somewhat amplified by its also being the first pay day since, well, since a long time ago.

But ‘TFI Friday’ jokes aside, how many people are only happy at work on a Friday?

Every day, every second, life is rocketing past us at an alarming rate. I am concerned that it is going faster and faster. Remember the days when 6 summer weeks seemed like an eternity?

Perhaps life speeds up as we grow older to get us ready for take-off, if you know what I mean. 

So why, if life is rocketing by, aren’t we doing all in our power to have lives that are successful, happy, fulfilled and packed with adventure?

A friend of mine - reasoned, rational and in a well-paid professional job - emailed me this week, subject line ‘Resign?’ 

She hated her situation, woke up at 4am worried sick and was desperately miserable.

I sent her this picture. Are you happy?  

I wish I’d remembered the story of a young guy who once worked as a runner in an advertising firm. One day he said to his manager that he was leaving. When asked why, he told them ‘I’m going to be a drummer.’

The manager said to him, ‘I didn’t know you played the drums.’ He replied, ‘I don’t, but I’m going to.’

A few years later that advertising runner played in a band with Eric Clapton, and it was called Cream. The man’s name was Ginger Baker.

He changed something and, most people would agree, got the Friday Feeling.

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to comment a few times on previous posts you've made as I wanted to interact with your blog to show my appreciation/difference of opinion rather than just read one, await the next and then forget the previous ones. Plus, i've never followed a blog before but isn't it the etiquette to read, think, discuss and comment on blogs so the blogger is acknowledged?
    Well, since following Money Saving Madam I have noticed a shift from humorous advice and anecdotes concerning penny pinching to inspiring tales and motivations about life in general. Both of which are equally enjoyable! However, I think the latter is why I am a keen follower!
    When I hear or read inspiring stories it makes my brain start ticking over, dreaming about ambitions and life goals and in particular dropping everything and 'running'. I'm sure that when you don't have a lot of money you think about these things more!
    So please keep both the inspiration and the money saving tips coming so I too can benefit from how to save a small amount. That way i might even be an inspiring blog piece myself one day; about the person who saved for world travels, quit his job and never returned because he lived penniless but happy on a beach in South America.