Have you ever wanted to wake up to this headline on a Monday?
“Monday has been canceled, go back to sleep.”
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Mondays come so soon, and march in with big demands on my life. The To-Do List is always longest on Mondays. Plus, there are SO many of them! One day out of each week is a Monday. That’s 1/7th of our life!
Some like to wax eloquent about each day being a gift. But, Monday is a gift you can’t return. But, if you could, I’d save them all up and exchange them for a week of Fridays. A week of delicious anticipation and thrill that the weekend is coming. A week of knowing all obligations and expectations are coming to a close and I have two days for relaxation.
It seems Monday comes sooner and lasts longer than any other day of the week. I try to convince myself it’s the same as the rest of the days in the week.
The sun still rises.
The birds still sing.
The grass is still green. (Where I live, anyway)
What makes Mondays bad is the bad attitudes about Mondays.
There’s a whole culture for Monday haters. You can buy t-shirts on Amazon, and scope out Etsy for crafts, wall hangings and décor claiming your hatred for the first day of your work or school week.
What we dread, becomes a thing of dread. Since 1/7 of my life is taken up by Mondays, I should wake up with the attitude,
“Wow, another week to love my family!”
“Another week to accomplish what I’ve been called to do!”
“Another week to serve the Lord!”
After all, when the Lord created days and nights He said it was “Good.”
That means all the days.
That means Mondays.
That means today. The Monday I wasn’t ready for, but jumped into anyway, still in my pajamas.
And ya’ know what Tuesday is?
A reward for surviving Monday.
Thank you, dear friend! Yes, we made it! Yahoo! Enjoy your new day with no mistakes in it (Anne of Green Gables) and a day filled with His new mercies!
You are always coming up with the best posts!! I started reading this on Monday BUT I was soo overcome with it being a Monday WHILE I was reading it THAT I had to STOP reading to do one of my MANY Monday thingys!!! Now it is Tuesday and I feel much better about yesterday (Monday) because my house is clean and my blog is blogging!!
Another one of your terrific posts (that I would have never stopped reading in the middle, except that it was Monday and somethinginorruther or someoneinorother called my name!!)
I vote for a three day week. Friday Saturday Sunday.
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Yep, so ya’ willing to quit your day job to make that happen? 🙂
Hahaha. Amen. Yes!!! You said it right. Great blog this Monday evening when my to-do list is still not finished and I still have grocery shopping to do at 7pm. (bleh!) BUT, This is the day the Lord has made… and God said it was GOOD. So, with your blog in my head… I shall venture forth to WalMart and finished up my grocery shopping so the family can eat on the “reward for surviving Monday” = TUESDAY! Woohoo. Thanks for the uplifting blog. 🙂
Glad I could help you, taking almost ten hours to type one of my shortest blogs. PLUS, I am STILL in my pajamas and have to leave for a meeting in one hour. Mondays are totally amazing, aren’t they? 🙂