Monday, 28 November 2016


How many times have you heard people say that they hate Mondays? How many times have you said it? I know that in the past I have often said how much I hate Mondays. But really in hating Mondays, have you stopped to think what you are really saying?

Monday is typically the start of the working week and it heralds the return of the everyday week day routine. We return to outside paid work, or our husbands do and with that comes the responsibility of getting to bed early so as to rise early and not be late for our boss.

For the homemaker, it signifies the rushed iron-a-shirt, cut-a-lunch, prepare-school-uniforms and pick-up-the-kids part of the start of our week. And it says that the more relaxed pace of the week-end has drawn to a close for another week. Misery.

But really we shouldn't be miserable just because it is Monday. Monday is just the start of a week. Each day is a day of unsurpassed beauty- if we take the time to see it. Just ask someone who is dying if they hate Mondays, and I am sure that they would love to have a whole lot more Mondays to live. I know this is true because I lived that for three long months of a misdiagnosis of a terminal disease. Every day is a gift and is special. Even Mondays!

If you honestly cannot stand Mondays, perhaps it is your life in general that you cannot stand. A bit of soul-searching and prayer can help you understand what your attitude towards Mondays is and why. One thing that is always useful is to develop an attitude of gratitude for the blessings in your life. That goes a long way into making not only Mondays but all the week better. If you can't honestly find much to be grateful for, then start looking for things to praise God for.

Or go to an oncology ward where people long to just live to see another Monday...

It may be hard at first to be grateful and thankful for not only Mondays but all days, but seeking out happiness will make it easier. Joyfulness will bloom and Mondays will become a blessing and not a curse.

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14


  1. I'm not overly fond of Mondays as I have to get up early and can't sleep in (as I do on Saturday and Sundays), while Friday means I can sleep in the next day. I don't hate Mondays, but it can be hard to get moving after a couple of days away from work. That is really what people are saying. i am not a early bird therefore getting up at 5:45 is hard work sometimes.

    1. I know what you mean. I am not a morning person, yet I have to rise early to look after my little grandson. His mother drops him off early and I like to be showered and dressed before he comes if I can. Mornings are hard and I must admit, I look forward to the weekends so that I don't have to do early mornings!

  2. "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
    (Not easy :-( I also find it very hard to get up early come Monday.)

    1. Fibromyalgia makes it particularly hard... not to mention the cold weather. Everything aches. Chris says he needs to rub me out and draw me again! LOL I wish that were possible some days..


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