I tend to get the Monday blues.
I’m probably the only person, right? I don’t plan it, but before bed on Sunday night, I feel them creeping in. But Mondays shouldn’t take it personally.
I typically compartmentalize my life. I have a box for the different areas, especially Mercy House. When I can, I tuck this ministry I love so much into its box and close the lid. It’s the only way I can turn my brain off and give my soul a rest. It’s the only way I can stop working.
You see, I’m a striver. I’m a doer. I like busy and I love work.But on the weekends when I’m not committed to Mercy House events and projects, I try really hard to tuck it away so I can stop.the.striving…the planning, the worrying, the carrying. I’m not an expert at this, but I try.
I think that’s why sometimes Mondays make me want to stay in bed. Because it’s usually the day I pick it all back up and stand at the edge of mountains. It’s when I start climbing again.
Maybe you feel it too–this dread of a new week with a giant to do list that seems insurmountable or the hectic schedule that parenting can bring…
But I’m learning there’s only one real cure for the Monday blues (that sometimes stay all week) when they hit me like a ton of bricks and it works like a miracle.
When I pick back up where I left off, it’s the perfect chance to be thankful. Here’s why: Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Instead of seeing what’s not there, we see what is.
And that view will change our lives.
I hope this will put a little pep in your step this Monday: Get this gorgeous fair trade tea towel, sold exclusively at Mercy House Global for only $8 bucks. That’s half off and something that will make you give thanks!