It’s Monday. It’s cold. It’s rainy and dreary. The boys are at school. The hubs is at work. I’m curled up under a blanket, laptop on my lap, and a cup of coffee in hand. I keep telling myself…’just one more cup and you’ve got this’. Yet, I continue to sit and stare at the screen, instead of checking items off of my to-do list. Even Gerta T. Dog is having trouble with Monday, and I think she may be on to something!
I can sit and make excuses for why it’s okay for me to lack productivity on a Monday, and if I’m being completely honest, I often make excuses. I mean everybody hates Mondays!! The weather is crappy. I slept poorly. I have other things on my mind, stressful things. But these are simply excuses. Those excuses, are me trying to give legitimate reasons for laziness. When in reality, I cannot control the weather. I cannot do anything today about how I slept last night, it’s done. The other things on my mind, will not be fixed by sitting and dwelling or overthinking about them.
So, how do I cure my case of the Mondays, besides copious amounts of coffee? I look at my to-do list and think about how each of these items will bless my family. The laundry, the dishes, preparing dinner, cleaning the bathroom, running errands…whatever the list may hold. Each and every item on my to-do list, no matter how silly or tedious the task may be, will bless my little family. My family appreciates clean clothes and a hot meal. The dog loves to be fed. I think the cat even appreciates a clean litter box, although with cats you never can tell if they love you or are plotting your death.
I cannot claim to be the perfect wife or mom. I definitely do not have it all figured out. But I love my family, and the love they have for me, will always see me through the Monday Blues (and the coffee helps)!!
“Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14