A word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, May 17, 2021.
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
I hope your Monday is off to a rousing start and that you are having a great day. I remember a time when I dreaded Mondays. After a great weekend and being away from work, Mondays had a feeling of impending doom. It would start on Sunday nights as I could feel Monday creeping up on me. I would begin to have a feeling of dread that the fun was over and it was back to the grind. I am sure many of you have had that experience.
One Sunday, as I started to complain about the weekend being over, a friend asked me a question. She asked me, “What made weekends better than weekdays.” As I explained all the reasons weekends were great, she reminded me that the weekend was two days, but a week has seven days. That was when it clicked for me. I had made weekends great because I looked at them as being great days and the other five days of the week as being somehow less than, especially Mondays. So I made a decision to make every day great.
As you begin this week, you have a choice, survive until the weekend or make every day great. If you choose to survive until the weekend, you choose to let five days be less than they can be. You choose to have 71% of your week be a struggle so you can live up 29% of your week. By contrast, you can choose to find joy, fulfillment, and fun every day of the week, even on Mondays. I promise, if you approach every day with joy and gladness, you won’t be looking for great weekends; you’ll have great weeks.