"This is the day that the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
Happy Monday to all my sweet friends (and new followers)! I am starting this post off with a joyful greeting but honestly, this morning started off as anything but. Ok, please tell me if I'm alone here, but does anyone else wake up on Monday morning in an absolute funk? ;) Now, I'm only half serious about whether or not I'm the only one; with songs like Manic Monday, I Don't Like Mondays, and Blue Monday, I think it's pretty much a given that the majority of us have experienced the occasional case of the Mondays. However, what I've been going through lately hasn't been just a once in a while. Rather, it feels as though in many ways I've gotten stuck in a perpetual case of the Mondays. Today was no exception, and without getting into too much detail, I, unfortunately, ended up spreading my "funk" to someone I care for very deeply.
On average, we will each go through about 4,040 Mondays in our lifetimes (I like to think I got an extra one since I was born on a Monday). That comes to more than eleven years of Mondays!! Unreal!! I can't even begin to fathom wasting eleven years of my life feeling sorry for myself, depressed, annoyed, etc., but when I wake up with that attitude on Mondays, that is exactly what I am doing. Imagine how different it would be if I chose to take on a more positive and thankful approach to the day...those eleven years would be enjoyed and cherished and I would look back on them and smile.
Now I don't know how each of you responds to Mondays, but if you're anything like me it probably isn't the best. I would like to challenge everyone (myself included) to adopt a more grateful and joyous attitude on Monday morning. Remember, it's eleven years of your life, you can determine how you spend them!!