I Heart Mondays

I love Mondays. Weird, I know, but I look forward to them with all the enthusiasm of a New Year’s resolutionist.

Each fireworksSunday, I look over the past week and evaluate.  Was the week productive? Did I keep my promises to myself that I’d __________ by the end of the week, or that I’d treat __________ with all the love and respect he/she deserves? Sometimes I can give myself a gold star, but all too frequently the answers are no.

But have no fear! A new Monday is here! I can start over with the previous resolutions and new ones if I’d like.

Same goes for the first Monday of the month. How did last month go? What are my goals for this month? I admit, by the fifth First Monday I’ve lost my enthusiasm, just as I’ve lost it by the Thursday of each week, and I watch the rest of the year go down in flames, just as I’ve watched the rest of the week burn.

Still, even though my engine becomes more feeble by the end of the year, I keep chugging along. It’s the way I function–alway optimistic, always wanting this week/month to be better than last.

So you can imagine how I feel about the First Monday of the Year. Not New Year’s Day. That still has the holiday spirit. It has nothing to do with daily trudgery. Besides, resolutions made on that day are doomed to failure.

It’s like this: The New Year’s Infant becomes inundated with everyone’s promises of what they plan to accomplish in the next twelve months. With his child-like attention-span, he gets bored and simply stops listening after the first dozen resolutions. And without the Infant’s exuberant support, resolution requests number thirteen through infinity are doomed. 

There you have it: the reason you can never keep your resolutions.

But first Monday of the year–that day has umph! The New Year’s Infant has had time to rest from the deluge and gives an attentive ear. Resolutions made on that day are far more likely to be accomplished by the end of the year.  Believe me, I know.

Well, okay. I don’t know, but the year’s first Monday has always been my favorite, my most productive day. For the next three hundred and sixty-four days, my plans may incinerate. But for this one day, I’m golden!

And here it is again. My fifty-first First Monday of the Year. This year I resolve to–

Uh-uh. That’s for the Infant’s ears alone, and for the Heavenly One who always hears my prayers.

Happy New Year, everyone.

About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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9 Responses to I Heart Mondays

  1. K.M. Weiland says:

    Monday the Resolution Day. I’m gonna have to try that. It’s like having a restart button. When life starts getting buggy, punch the Monday button and reboot!

    And “daily trudgery” – love it! 😀


  2. Winona Cross says:

    Curious by your blog name I clicked on the link found in Jessica Ferguson’s blog. I love it and would like your permission to add it as a link to my own blog.

    A new year, full of changes, awaits us. My husband was laid off just before Christmas. But, a week later his cousin offered him a job in our home state of Oklahoma.

    This writer is in the process of a major move. You can read more about God’s hand in this life change on my blog.

    Grace and Peace to you,

    Winona Cross


  3. pprmint777 says:

    Katie–I like the “restart button” idea. Now if we can just figure out a way to make Staple’s “easy” button actually work!


  4. pprmint777 says:

    Winona, welcome to my Place. Of course, please, add it as a link to your blog.

    I lived in Oklahoma for about a year, almost thirty years ago. Enid. Loved it there. I pray all goes well with you and hour husband as y’all return to your home state.

    God bless you!


  5. Walk says:

    I made the resolution to exercise every day. I guess I’ll have to start over next Monday, cuz I missed yesterday, and the day before, and the day, well you get the idea.

    I’m glad our Savior keeps his resolution to love us even when we’re unloveable, to never leave us, etc, etc, etc. I’m glad He doesn’t need Mondays.

    Thanks Linda, great words


  6. pprmint777 says:

    I’m glad He does, too, Walk, because most of my resolutions are impossible to accomplish without Him anyway.

    As for exercise: Does picking up the remote or a fork count?


  7. Joan says:

    Happy Wednesday, Linda. I know it’s not Monday but now I need to look at Mondays a little differently.I love your perspective on life! I promised I would check back with you more often and I’m certainly glad I did. You uplift me!
    God Bless and Happy New Year!


  8. pprmint777 says:

    I’m so glad you came by, Joan! And happy “hump day” to you too!


  9. Lynda says:

    Hey Linda,

    Just wanted to let you know I have nominated your blog for THE LEMONADE AWARD. You have a great blog and it’s deserving of it. 🙂

    Now, the way the “When Life Gives You Lemons, make Lemonade” Award (for short, The Lemonade Award) works is:

    1) You must link back to the person you received the award from.
    2) You have to nominate 10 bloggers who are deserving of this award!

    Thanks for having an awesome blog. You can grab the image here:www.on-the-write-track.blogspot.com


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