Do you suffer from the “I don’t want to go back to work on Monday” blues? When Sunday evening rolls around, do you immediately feel a sense of dread about the end of your weekend? Does Friday feel like the greatest day of the week because it means the weekend is here and you can enjoy yourself?
If this sounds like you, it says a lot about the status of your life. It says a lot about your perspective and why you desperately need to re-evaluate things.
Let’s start with the most important point. You get one life; that’s all. This isn’t a dress rehearsal. There are no do-overs. This is it.
Given that, why are you complaining? It’s solely on you to make the best and most of this one life you have. If you’re not happy with your job, what are you doing to find the job or career that you’ll love? What are you doing to make your existing job more relevant and exciting?
With this in mind, let’s consider a more challenging thought.
Today a mother is burying her only child and questioning why God took her child and not her.
Today a boxcar is full of women, chained and shackled and headed to a brothel or strip joint somewhere in the world. They never expected to ever find themselves in this position, but they were abducted, drugged and now at the mercy of their captors.
There is a middle age man who has just been told he has six months to live – at best. Cancer has filled his body. Now, beyond the sheer terror he feels, he reflects on his wife and children and all the missed opportunities.
I could go on, but I won’t. The bottom line is this… Okay, your life sucks, but really, compared to what so many others around you are going through? How long will you fuss about the job you have to go to, where you actually get paid, while others are either facing the end of their life, burying a family member or, worse, are the victims of sex trafficking?
Let me ask you to do one thing. Every day for the next 30 days, start out your day by writing down at least three things you are grateful for. That’s it. It’s not challenging, but you have to do it…daily…in writing…consistently. As you do, you will begin to create a life centered on gratitude. You will find yourself thankful for even the slightest things.
And when you do, facing another Monday will seem trivial.
Have a blessed day!