As kids, we love Saturdays because it means no school, cartoons, and extra time with friends.
As adults, we love Saturdays because it means no work, no commuting, and extra time with friends and family.
The appeal is similar. It just manifests in different forms. Those who have to work on Saturdays appreciate it even more. I know this because one of my first jobs out of college was working at a company that required weekend shifts. Trust me. When you have to lose part of your weekend for the sake of your job, you feel it. At the same time, it helps you appreciate everyone who makes that sacrifice.
I don’t have that job anymore, but I’m glad I had that experience. I don’t take Saturdays for granted anymore. It made those little things that make the weekends great feel more meaningful. For those reading this, even if it’s not on a Saturday morning, I encourage you to embrace those little things as well.
To help in that effort, I’d like to share some of those meaningful moments that help make my Saturdays so rewarding. If you have moments of your own that you’d like to share, please do so in the comments. These are just some of mine and I’m sure I’ll find more as I get older, especially when I meet that special someone.
Little Thing #1: Having a nice cup of coffee while reading comics on my iPad.
Little Thing #2: Wearing my soft plush bath robe (and nothing else).
Little Thing #3: Lying in bed naked and stretching my limbs.
Little Thing #4: Randomly watching an old episode of “Rick and Morty” or “The Simpson.”
Little Thing #5: Having breakfast with my friend, a sibling, or one of my awesome parents.
Little Thing #6: Having a cup of cocoa and marshmallows (especially when it’s freezing cold).
Little Thing #7: Randomly watching one of my favorite movies.
Little Thing #8: Cooking an overly elaborate breakfast for myself.
Little Thing #9: Creating a random playlist on my phone and listen to music while playing puzzle games in my iPad.
Little Thing #10: Putting on a pair of underwear that came straight out of the dryer (seriously, try this).
Little Thing #11: Going for an extended jog along the local trails.