Blue Monday!

Boy, how quickly time flies! Before I knew it, the weekend has come and gone. Already. Like it had been trying to avoid me. I was even about to rejoice over its arrival, but then suddenly Monday has already dawned.

I used to hate Monday---with a passion. And believe me, there aren't many things that I hate. But when I thought about it, I had no idea why Monday was this horrible monster that it was to me...

It didn't do anything hurtful to me. It didn't secretly add too much salt on my stew when I wasn't looking. It didn't hide all the left feet of my socks. It didn't laugh at me when I got a bad haircut.

Actually, Monday has always been pretty nice to me. All the Mondays I have ever "met" have even been very helpful to me. Sure, Mondays are challenging almost ALL the time. But at the end of the day, it's on the toughest Mondays where I learn to push myself and to push harder. It's when I learn to become stronger and wiser. So that I can easily match the jabs that the rest of the week throws at me.

I never thought of it this way before, but today God has inspired me to do so. I feel so blessed, realizing that all these Mondays that he has given me were days that he has helped me to stand firm and to stay strong.

I actually look forward to Mondays now. It's still not my favorite day of the week, but I've decided to be a bit friendlier to it now. No matter what monstrous Monday knocks on my doors, I think that the two of us will get along just fine. Because I know that for both the best and worst times of life, I am never alone: "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." (Psalm 73:26 [NIV])

I chose this picture because I like how the girl looks so joyful and free. It's exactly how I feel whenever a terrible day dawns on me, but God rescues me and gets me through it. (I didn't shoot this photo, though! It's from!)

Happy Blue Monday everyone!

If you'd like to join and share a piece of your Monday too, check out Smiling Sally's blog here! She's the lovely lady who hosts Blue Monday each week.

How was your Monday? What's your favorite day of the week? Have you ever experienced a horrible day that turned out fine in the end?