Friday, by far, is my favorite day of the week. It marks the end of the work week and mixes in a whole lot of optimism about the weekend.
For me, it also opens up my mind as to how things can be, both personally, as well as, on a local, national and global scale. What is possible? Getting to the gym this weekend? Democrats and Republicans singing Cum-by-ya? Peace in the Middle East? For some, the last two questions will be impossible to say "yes" to and I understand how and why we can think that way. All it takes is looking at the cover of a newspaper or reading a Fox News or CNN website to know that will never happen.
Well I've just hit on two words that I do not care for. "Impossible" and "Never". Words like these should be banished from the dictionary because they put limits on our capabilities as an individual, nation and planet. Think of some of the things in history that were "impossible" and would "never" happen: the invention of the airplane, landing on the moon, the N.Y. Mets winning the World Series in 1969 (the Miracle Mets) and dare I say it, the invention - not by Al Gore - of the internet!
When we expand our minds, we expand our possibilities and then we allow ourselves to experience some pretty amazing things.