Hi everyone on this blue Monday! I have always wondered why it’s called blue Monday? I mean, what is wrong with blue? Personally blue is my favorite color. So for me, calling it blue Monday means it’s a great day! Okay. I’m strange. I know it. But you know, I think sometimes we let names affect how we feel way too much. Blue is a color. How can that affect our mood? Unless we let it affect us. Which is wrong. Like Monday being a terrible day. It’s a terrible day because we let it be terrible. Instead, why not call it a great day. And head out the door to work or school or whatever with a smile on our face and saying good morning to everyone we meet.
Well, providing it is morning anyway. Otherwise people will look at you kind of strange if you say good morning in the afternoon. As humans we tend to always focus on negative things. Why? It doesn’t help us to worry about things. Just makes us feel worse actually. And normally we worry about tomorrow. Although yesterday today was tomorrow, and tomorrow today will be yesterday, nevertheless yesterday tomorrow will be the day after tomorrow because today it would be tomorrow yesterday and tomorrow will be today tomorrow, or would have been the day after tomorrow yesterday. So why worry about tomorrow? Hmm.
I think it’s time for thinking about some country pleasures. Without the country. A nice soft summer shower. The sun shining through the leaves giving a dappled shade to relax under. Perhaps you have no yard, but maybe you can still see some trees out the window. Open the window and listen to the birds singing. Or the crickets chirping at night. Maybe some frogs are using their ‘singing’ talents to serenade you at night too. Here we have the loon that calls during the night. I have even heard owls sometimes, though that is rare here.
Ever walked barefoot through the grass on a hot summer day? Perhaps lay in a hammock on a lazy summer afternoon? Sit on the porch early in the morning or later in the evening when the air is a bit cooler? Perhaps your dog has come along and put his head on your lap and gives a soft contented groan? Your cat jumps on your lap and curls up purring so lovingly? Have you seen a colorful butterfly flutter by? Have you had a squirrel come and take a peanut from your hand? Ever been to the park and watched children at play, whether yours or someone else’s?
This is just a small list of ‘pleasures’ that everyone can enjoy. Maybe not all of them, but I’m sure some of them you can enjoy. And there are probably many more that you can add to the list. Just stop and think about it for a while. With so many pleasures to enjoy each day, why do we worry about something referred to as blue Monday. Besides, blue is a very nice and pleasant color that is actually a ‘calm’ color. Just look at the sky. How can that be an anxious color? Or make us feel down or discouraged? Hmm.
Well, I better stop for today or this will end up getting very long indeed. I hope all of you have a very happy Monday that will last all week! God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.