From Emily Freeman's A Million Little Ways:
"Tuesday is the most sensible day of the week. Monday has the heavy job of shouldering the blame for the world's bad mood. Sunday is all slow-cooked rest,Wednesday cheers us on with a halfway banner, and Thursday, aside from being the best night for TV, is basically a bright green arrow to the weekend. Is it even necessary to bring up the weekend days? ... Weekend days are lazy and spontaneous and gather up with friends and family.
But for all the ways I try to picture him differently, Tuesday is a perfectly ordinary, no fuss, introverted day."
This is exactly how I feel about Tuesdays! They are the hiding spot under the overhang. That's my mental image of Tuesday. Monday, ballet day, is the huge, hard, fun, exhausting day of the week. It's stress and excitement is more than I can sometimes handle for one day. Tuesday hides in the crevice under the overhang. Emily's so right; it's an introverted day.
"Maybe it's a different day for you, but consider what this ordinary day represents. Here is where you keep time, in this home with these people and this skin on. Here is the leftover chicken soup in the fridge, the grout in the bathroom that won't come clean, your favorite corner of the sofa. Here, on this ordinary Tuesday, is where we learn to be human."
I love ordinary days. Emily quotes Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down the Bones.
"Our lives are at once ordinary and mythical. We live and die, age beautifully or full of wrinkles. We wake in the morning, buy yellow cheese, and hope we have enough money to pay for it. At the same instant we have these magnificent hearts that pump through all sorrow and all winters we are alive on the earth. We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded."
Emily concludes her section from her chapter Listen called "Listen to Your Tuesdays."
"When we resist living within our ordinary days, we are in danger of loosing a sense of ourselves.... Hold the minutes of a Tuesday morning in your hand, turn them over with the local paper, carry them into the office, the cafeteria, the studio. This is where you live and your people live. This is the house of God. Thank God it's Tuesday."
For more inspiration from the incredible Emily Freeman, get her book, A Million Little Ways or one of her other two books, Grace for the Good Girl and Graceful (for young women).