So in some ways, I think having Wednesday off made me even more productive this week, both at home and at work. (it's a slow week at work, so it's a little hard to tell)
All my email devotionals have recently been about adversity. It's not something we imagine wanting, but it turns our eyes to our Lord, it helps build our compassion for others, it allows us to mature more, and it can help us see a bigger picture in the long run. I mean, it can also brew bitterness, immaturity, selfishness, anger, jealousy, etc., but the beauty is that the choice is ours (maybe with some help). And we can always be renewed by the transformation of our mind.