Hello Readers! This post features How I Spend My Sundays Essay
I look forward to my Sundays quite eagerly because this is the time when I get the opportunity to slow down. Also, this is the time when I can relax and do what I love doing the most. Since I go out of the house on all the other days of the week, either for my part-time work or for my studies, I prefer to stay at home on Sundays. Sundays are those days of the week when I don’t have any pressures. Moreover, I can just do my own stuff and be completely me. I just chill and enjoy my space.
However, on some Sundays, if my parents have a dinner invitation to keep, I do make it a point to join them if they want me to do so. Otherwise, I like to stay at home. On other Sundays, if my friends insist, I have no choice but to show up either for a brunch or lunch at a restaurant or food stall.
Sundays are not the best time for me to go for shopping because I usually purchase my stuff online or get them from stores on weekdays while returning home from work, or from my coaching classes. However, it does happen that on certain Sundays I do have a friend or a relative, or even a neighbor inviting me to accompany them on a shopping spree. I love the treats and free meals that I get during such outdoor programs on my Sundays, and so I usually do not decline such opportunities.
On most occasions, however, when I’m not required to venture out of my home on a Sunday, I begin my day by waking up early. I walk around in the garden outside, listening to the twitter of birds, watching the flowers and enjoying the feel of the earth against my bare feet. I also do some stretching and breathing exercises by sitting on the grass. Early mornings, especially in the summer, are the most magical moments of the day, and I never let go of an opportunity to enjoy them, especially on a Sunday when I keep my routine simple, and pace slow.
At around 6 O’clock, my parents join me in the garden. Together, we sip green tea and munch some dry fruits like cashew, almonds and dates. Occasionally, we have bread and jam or a slice of chocolate cake with the tea. Over morning tea, mom takes dad’s suggestions about the menu for breakfast. Usually, a South Indian dish like dosa or idli sambar is prepared. I assist my mother in the kitchen to get the breakfast ready.
After breakfast, I spend almost an hour in the garden, watering the plants and clearing away the weeds. By this time, the sun is usually high up in the sky, and it can get quite hot in the summer. Dad often helps me in the yard work, and mom makes things so easy for us by bringing some fresh fruit juice or ice-cream. Working in the garden on a hot summer Sunday becomes such fun; with all the cooling drinks that mom has to offer.
Lunch is always a pleasant affair because I often have my cousins who live next door, dropping in for a meal. I often bake a chicken pie and mom prepares the rest of the dishes. Occasionally, my cousins bring home-made custard with them. In the afternoon, I do some more baking. I make ginger cookies to last for the whole of the following week, and sometimes I make a couple of extra batches for my cousins and the other neighbors who keep visiting every now and again.
After my baking is done, I clean up the kitchen and retire to my room for a nap. However, before falling asleep, I do spend a good half hour or so reading a book. I wake up from my nap when my mother brings in some tea and snacks. The evening is spent by entertaining my father’s friends who often visit for a pleasant chat and a coffee. On Sunday evenings, when we don’t have any visitor, mom, dad and I sit in the balcony of our three-bedroom home, and have a hearty conversation, sipping iced tea or a cold coffee. Mom and I love to listen to dad’s reflections on his childhood and youth. My Sundays are so precious to me because this is the only time when I get to spend some quality time with my parents, and these moments mean the world to me.
On some Sunday nights, we go out for a movie and dinner. On some other nights, we order in food. And sometimes, all the three of us get together in the kitchen of our house, to cook a nice, delicious meal. On such nights when we are preparing dinner together, we experiment with new recipes or try out some of our old favorites. Sometimes, we have an aunt or an uncle joining us for a meal, and staying over for the night, and I can never forget the warmth and energy that these wonderful family sessions bring to us.
My Sundays are always valuable to me. Being utterly busy with work and studies for the entire week, it is very important for me to have a slow, leisurely pace on a holiday, so that I get the chance to bond with my family better. My Sundays are precious to me because they play a key role in bringing peace and stability in my life and give me unbridled joy and happiness. These weekly holidays have always been spent in a meaningful way, and over the years, they have brought me a feeling of confidence and security.
It is my earnest desire that every human being gets the chance to slow down the pace of his/her life on a Sunday, so that they can enjoy quality time with their near and dear ones and make one another happier than before. Moreover, Sundays are also the time when we turn to God to thank Him for His gifts and for his mercy and benevolence.
To sum up, a Sunday is an important day for all of us. It is that period of time which gives us the opportunity to understand our family and friends better and grow closer to them. At the same time, our Sundays also bring to us the chance to become more aware of God’s grace and kindness. We learn to be grateful to the Almighty for all the joys that He has bestowed upon us.