Today’s submission is from Jeni Hallam a.k.a Jendella a.k.a Jeni*Diamondz. She’s a red-hot talented photographer, graphic designer, poet and writer who is always doing something refreshingly unorthodox be it attending militant Black Feminist meetings or profiling a day in her life through a series of POV photos. Whatever Jendella does, it’s with the high degree of knowing insight and self-awareness that marks exceptional creatives.
What are you thoughts about Sundays?
These days, weekends aren’t sacred. Saturday morning might mean elbowing your way through Tesco with gritted teeth and the unruly trolley with the wild left wheel, or it might mean psyching yourself up to battle through Westfields, only to end up wrestling with someone for your size of trouser in H&M. Weekends are stress. Because weekdays are stress. And knowing you’ve only got two days before the grind begins again you’re frantically wondering how to spend your weekend in a satisfactory manner. Life is just stress. Then we die.
I refuse to work on a Sunday. I know Christians who work do, some don’t go church at all, some tuck church away before or after. Work out your own Salvation in fear and trembling and all that but I believe we should have one day that is truly sacred. One day where we are not slaving away with material cares and worldly concerns, but one day where we can savour each moment on God’s green earth and just appreciate. Whether it’s just strolling through a park, spending time with loved ones just talking and laughing, or even time by yourself meditating on the week gone by and lessons learnt, we should set aside time to just appreciate. One of the best ways to show gratitude to God for all the blessings in our life is to take the time to really ponder and thank Him for all the blessings – including the details. Honouring God in this way is intrinsic to my attitude of worship and it is great for your health – mental, spiritual and emotional health.
They say that the Western world knows no god apart from money. We sacrifice our health, our sanity, our time, our families all in the name of material wealth and monetary successes. How sad. How boring. Don’t be that person.
But anyways, I love Sundays. Best day of the week hands down! (Or up – if you go to a charismatic-type church!)
You can holla (politely!) at Jendella on Twitter at @callmejendella. If you’re interested in her creative work please check out her official website and for an insight into her life and thoughts, go to Jendella’s blog. It’s alot, it’s alot.