Mostly, Monday's suck. The return to the grind. The farewell of the weekend. The looming doom of school lunches and kindy drop-offs and the mad rush of "getting ready" whacks you in the face and sends the memories of weekend bliss - slow coffees and frolics in the sunshine - skittering off into the distance, frightened away by the clanging bell of the daily grind. Dramatic right. Accurate? Mostly...
But, there is also something nice about Mondays. The newness of a the first page of the fresh week. Like a crisp new notebook just waiting to be filled with scribbles of creative beauty. It's a blank slate. Anything could happen. And it could be the same as last week. Or it could be completely different. And actually that power lies with you and me. Sure there are a million and one mundane things we "have" to achieve. The boring stuff like the school lunches, grocery shopping, the work commute, the bills to pay and schedules to keep. But in between the moments are madness are also a million other little moments that are ours for the taking. The moments where we can choose kindness instead of disdain, empathy instead of apathy, love instead of hate, a smile instead of an eye-roll.
In fact, a Monday could be so new, and so empty and such a beautifully blank slate that we could completely change the course of our life if we so desired. I love that life is like that. We get plenty of chances to change direction. So today I'm reevaluating. Am I on the path I want to be on? Am I the kind of person I want to be? Big questions I know, but if we are bold enough to ask them all the time and answer honestly, perhaps the answers won't feel like a slap in the face.
As a business owner, for me that means revisiting our philosophy today. In my business and everyday life am I conducting myself in a way that pursues sustainability? Am I treating ALL people with respect? Am I committed to a more just world? For you that may be committing to being a better friend, or a better mum or a better wife. Loving a little harder. Or perhaps it means letting go. Regardless of what your evaluation looks like, I hope that today and every day, you are journeying forward. And we can be thankful for that fact that it's never too late to turn things around.
Happy travels Wanderlusters. xx