Monday… A Favorite Day?
In a couple different conversations the past few days the topic of “favorite day” came up and I surprised my daughters by saying that YES Monday is my favorite day of the week. Do you think it is strange to be so enthusiastic about Mondays? It did seem funny, even to me, until I spent some time thinking about why I always look forward to Monday.
Monday is the bridge to the rest of the week.
It is my “reset after the weekend” day. As much as I enjoy all that the weekend brings, I love to get back to routine.
It is my “put the house back together after the weekend” day.
It is the start of a Fresh. New. Week. A little like Anne’s view of “tomorrow,” it is my delight in a new week, fresh with no mistakes in it.
A whole new menu starts on Monday
I am most likely to complete my fitness goals on Monday…
It is also the day when my pen most freely records the daily and moment to moment gifts that I find strewn across my path. It is during the early Monday morning quiet that I am most likely to have the richest morning routine of Bible reading, prayer, gratitude recording and writing.
It is also during that early morning time that I often find myself reflecting on the past and remembering. And as I’ve already said in the list, it’s the remembering of the daily gifts and reflecting, that inspires me and give me the joyful courage to approach the new week with energy and optimism.
Now, for a musical throwback moment. Thinking so much about Monday reminded me of a song from long ago. I hope it brings a little smile to you, maybe in part because it in no way reflects my feelings about Monday!
That is a pretty funny video, isn’t it! I am not sure I have ever seen a video of that group before, but I do remember singing along to their music on the radio when I was a kid.
update: On this holiday week, I am reminded just why Monday is my favorite day of the week. Labor Day Monday I took a “holiday”, a rest. And it sure feels like I missed a beat this morning! Maybe you can relate?
Please tell me, what is your favorite day of the week? And why? One other thing I’d like to know is if reading my Monday list encourages you just a bit about that day which mostly dreaded!