Blue Monday? or New Monday!

January 18th, 2011 No Comments Tags: , , , , ,

I woke up this past Monday morning to hear gobuldygoop on the radio about the notion of Blue Monday – baaaah!! It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day don’t you know?? Hearing some pearl sound-bites of his speeches filled me up with hope, inspiration and joy on that new day and week. The snow fluttered down, yet again, this time falling like icing sugar all round. How beautiful.

I thought to myself, what’s it gonna be – a Blue Monday or a New Monday?? I have a to-do list from work to keep me hopping, some home activities needing to be juggled and an A-HA moment on the weekend with a book idea – TA DA. I also feel excitement knowing that The Pittsburgh Steelers won on the weekend putting them into the semi-finals, yet again, aha, aha, uhu!! Really folks, can it get any better than that?? I don’t think so.

You may be getting tired of me writing about attitude, persistence, possibilities and motivation since the dawning of the New Year, but I can’t help it. It’s true. We all have so much potential inside of us all we need to do is harness it. Giddy-up already!! When you hear some bobble-headed blues-news caster blather away about Blue Monday, put a sock in it and pay no mind to the little voice in the black box. For today has a glistening blue sky up above. The colder temps have me dressing with another layer, helping me burn-baby-burn a few more calories than usual with the cold as I do my daily walk because I’m healthy enough to put one foot in front of the other.

On my trek I heard some birds chirping. They didn’t seem to mind this alleged Blue Monday toque-less with flimsy feathers, but embraced it like a New Monday. And that’s exactly how I chose to face it too. I’ll make the best of my “fresh slate”, put my head down and dig in and I hope you have too.

In honour of this symbolic Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, pick up a copy of The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill if you haven’t already and read it. I’ll admit it wasn’t an easy read. But a necessary one. Peace on earth depends on it…..Have a dream……

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