“Tell me why I don’t like Mondays”
The famous line by Bob Geldof about a young girl who shot up a school because she didn’t like Mondays.
So many people start their week with Mondayitis – that sense of routine, mundane. A boredom of living through another Monday.
I’m struck by the ridiculousness of this – Mondayitis … after all Monday’s make up 1/7th of our life.
I know most don’t seriously write off their Mondays – but many don’t approach it with a sense of joy, of anticipation.
The March of Time
Life passes so quickly, it constantly marches to a rhythm, the “second tempo”, 60 seconds that turn into minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and then … they’re gone.
An old saying “you can’t put an old head on young shoulders” rings so true. Your childhood isn’t treasured till its passed. Your youth and its inherent beauty and potential are often unappreciated. Even your 20’s are all too often squandered, 30’s most likely frantic with kids – then your 40 and realising how valuable life is.
A Chasing of the Wind
“Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” The opening lines of Ecclesiastes, a book written by the wisest man to ever live, Solomon.
The book goes on to say life is like chasing the wind – that we are but vapours that inhabit the Earth for but a few short decades, some might make a century? Yet before we recognise the value of life its gone, time will have passed, age will set in and life’s rhythmic march will be soon to end.
Leaping into Monday’s
I know most don’t actually want to miss Monday’s … that it’s a social idiom but I’d like to challenge people to embrace Monday’s – and Tuesdays, Wednesdays … mornings and evenings. Life is too short to be stuck in mundane, routine or worse, unhappiness, depression, addiction, sadness, loneliness – take action, make a decision that time is to be treasured and jump into life to live it to its fullest.