Good morning. Thank God its Monday ? No ? Hahahahaha. Didn’t think so.
Unlike a good number of people (most of who by the way are either lying or just blindly following the crowd), I do not think Monday should be the most serious day of the week. I think we should just be honest with ourselves already. So many writers and bloggers post all kinds of stuff about Mondays. One said she calls Mondays 'fun days'. One said it brings beauty, promise , hope , a new chance, bla bla bla. Do these people actually believe these things ? If they do , they are in the extreme, deluded minority because the loyal followers of their blogs are the same people who start to get depressed and update dreary and gloomy messages from 7pm Sunday evening.
Don't get me wrong, Mondays, like Saturdays and Sundays are here to stay and there really is absolutely nothing we can do about them. To some extent, I also do agree with the school of thought that it is about your attitude - you can either moan and whine or make everyone miserable. Or you can start off with a smile and spread good cheer. This however brings us to another pertinent question from time immemorial :
''From whence cometh the Monday Morning Cheer ?''
For some people who are basically couch potatoes and do not have anything remotely resembling a social life, weekends can be terrible. It's the time when they are constantly plagued by dps of club parties, album launches, introductions, weddings, vacations and all the good things happening to everyone except them. It's the time to sit alone in the house and remember troublesome parents, crappy jobs and unpaid bills. I would think this would be the perfect time for such a thing as suicide for such borderline depression. However, the office for National Statistics in England found 16% and 17 % of male and female suicides respectively happen on Mondays, compared to just 13% on the weekends. Also the British Medical Journal reported a 20 % increase in heart attacks on Mondays. Statistics even have it that productivity is lower. Yes oh I have done so much research that .......... But I digress. My point is on such a day feared by both man, beasts and gods, where, pray, is a sister supposed to find cheer ?
My dear, here with me is where to find cheer. Since we have gba kamud(grudgingly accepted) that Mondays are here to stay, lets grow a thick skin to the cynicism and pessimism . (You have many more Mondays ahead, except you wanna die before the week runs out). Why must Monday be the day we overdo it ? Take Mondays easy and remember that it brings us closer to Friday. Tell yourself you will be happy lol. Repeat it several times like I do. Hum and tap your foot to create a beat for the chant in your head. Also ignore those mails on time management, discipline, channeling the inner man etc sent from office HR.
In the spirit, let me share with you a joke that just made me smile :
A mother took her little boy to church and at some point when church was quiet he said : ''Mommy, I have to pee.'' The embarassed mom said, ''Peter, pee is a dirty word. Next time, say you have to whisper. The next Sunday he went to church with his father and during the sermon, said, ''Daddy, I have to whisper.'' The father, not looking his way said, ''Peter I'm trying to concentrate and take notes. Just climb the bench and whisper in my ear.''
Diafor, my fiewers at home, the summary of my story is :
IF WHAT YOU NEED TO JUMPSTART YOUR WEEK ON MONDAYS IS SOME INSPIRATION, THEN HERE GOES :
ALWAYS BE HONEST (Especially about your hatred for Mondays and the laziness that results thereof). Afterall these statistics were painstakingly carried out by erudite scholars and you have also contributed to it (if not by suicide, then at least by low productivity).
IF HOWEVER, WHAT YOU TRULY NEED IS SOME BARRACK OBAMA/HELLEN KELLER/ MARTIN LUTHER KING ISH, THEN THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO COME.
You can check on Thursday though. Remain blessed !!!