Monday, October 24, 2011

Gratitude Monday--Grateful for Monday

It's Monday again. That poor day is the source of myriad complaints throughout this land and others where it marks the start of the work week.
Get over it.
Harsh, maybe, but you are here, awake, reading, and therefore you are alive. Any day you're alive is another day to be enjoyed whether you like it or not. You can choose to complain, whine, moan, and generally live in the dark, or you can see the day for what it is: a chance to enjoy life, even a little thing about it, or change what you don't like.
I say there's something good in every day, even if that good is only the basic fact that I am here and can do something about my circumstances.
At the very least, flip things over. Instead of whining about something find something in your life that you are happy about. Even a simple thing like having a cup of coffee you can call your own.
Seriously, stop whinging and start thanking.
I can complain as well as anyone. In fact, it feels good sometimes. But if it's all you do, then it's all you'll find in your life to do and frankly, it's annoying as hell.
It's Monday, a new day in a new work week, be it literally or psychologically.
Say thanks and get on with it.
Does this sound harsh?
Good.
Because sometimes that's what it takes.
Happy Monday. I am grateful that you are here and that you read the above.
And yes, I do see the irony in complaining about complaining and I'm grateful that I do.


 

21 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Love your attitude! Thanks for reminding us of the power of gratitude!

the Bag Lady said...

I agree with you. There is always something to be grateful for, even if it is the ability to whine!

messymimi said...

Exactly right.

And i'm glad you have freedom of speech, and used it this way.

Hilary said...

Let it never be said that Leah is without 'tude... be it "atti" or "grati." ;)

Dawn said...

AMEN!
Happy Monday to you:D

Leah J. Utas said...

Bossy Betty, you're welcome.

Bag Lady, so true.

Messymimi, thanks so much.

Hilary, thanks. It was my great pleasure to let fly with this particular post today.

Thanks, Dawn. You, too.

Seaknee said...

Love the "TUDE", I adopted the same "TUDE" many years ago! I try to be grateful for each new day that I am given and all the big and little things that I am given in each day......

Reb said...

Well said. To those that complain about their jobs, at least you have a job to complain about.

Leah J. Utas said...

Seaknee, thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again. Good for you on the gratitude.

Reb, that's exactly right.

David Cranmer said...

You may have the best attitude of anyone in Bloggerville. Happy Monday, Leah.

Leah J. Utas said...

David, that's one hell of a compliment. Thanks.

carla said...

I love your first few sentences because I adore the much maligned monday.
it is so filled with PROMISE.

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad to know you agree, Carla.

Anyes said...

I love your sun magical colours. Having gratitude for what comes our way does help so much :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Anyes. Sunsets can be magnificent.

Redbush said...

With all the troubles in the world we should be thankful for a lot of things. There is always a worst situation than the one you have. Happy week!

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CherylK said...

Well, it's Wednesday and that post is as valid today as it was on Monday. You are totally on the mark. Great post!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Cheryl.

Frank Baron said...

Good one, Leah. I'm a longtime silver-lining hunter. Life is simply better when one is focused on the bright side.

Leah J. Utas said...

So true, Frank.