For kids one day reigns supreme, so much so that’s it’s worth losing sleep and being told “Get back in your room!” over 50 times….an hour.
But what happens when childhood melts away in the fires of time?
As adults we’re faced with pressures that seem to intensify with every waking moment. Some of us turn to dark pursuits to ease the pain, but dark things are a Chinese finger puzzle: the more you struggle, the tighter the trap gets.
So what do you do to equalize the pressure and stay in the light?
You establish a “Mid-Week Mini-Christmas” – an event that lets you bask in the glow of childhood while maintaining the role of a grown-up. For The Hook, one day is a portal to days gone by, when things were simpler and filled with wonder.
New Comic Book Wednesday.
Just for the record, I’m happily married, nor do I live in my Mom’s basement. None of the stereotypical “comic geek” jokes can be hurled my way.
Although that doesn’t stop my wife from throwing them anyway.
Not only is Wednesday the best day of my week for selfish reasons, it also gives me a chance to spend time with my daughter, who has discovered the joy of comic collecting all on her own. The wife isn’t pleased, but our child is well-rounded and reads all kinds of literature, so she can’t say much.
The point is this: we need something to strive for, a light at the end of the weekly work tunnel. Without a “Mini-Christmas” the pressure can be too much for our already-burdened shoulders.
For some people a weekly family dinner fits the bill, or a “Date Night” with their spouse. Just find something and stick with it. The happier you are, the better equipped you are to go out into this world of ours and actually contribute something of value.
My daughter’s favorite characters, and great role models.
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