I Love Mondays!
Since Sundays are a different kind of day from the rest of the week for me, (I'm not cleaning or shopping or doing laundry), I sometimes feel like I'm playing catch up when Monday rolls around. I prepare my "to do" list on Sunday evenings so that when Monday is here, I'm ready to start the week. I always feel an added spring in my step--the weekend tends to rejuvenate me.
With that being said, you can imagine how excited I was for this particular Monday! We just came off of a nice long holiday. Brian has been home since last Wednesday and has been a tremedous help to me. He's been taking the lead on baths for the kids, folding laundry, helping me organize the attic, helping me with blog questions...you get the idea. When he's home for an extended period of time, I always feel like he "gets"me and is in my corner in regards to what I have to deal with on a daily basis. When he comes home from work, he's always a little distracted. We've both been in different places that day, so sometimes we don't connect like I wish we could.
Although I was excited to get my Monday started, I felt a little sad as I was saying goodbye to him this morning because I knew that the daily "grind" was starting again.
My goal is not to look at it as the "grind"--
My outlook today is bright...I feel refreshed, invigorated, excited to be starting a new year...a new week...a new day!
When I was making lunch today, I thought about how my attitude makes all the difference in how things go in my day...in my children's ...and even in Brian's. I need to keep reminding myself about how I set the tone in our home.
As I was making lunch today...there wasn't much different in what or how I was making it, but how I felt while making it...Who wouldn't want a smiley faced peanut butter sandwich?! (Except maybe Brian, cause he hates peanut butter but won't admit it)
So there you have it...A secret confession...a resolve to have a better attitude with even the little things...and a smile to go along with it.
**Do you like Mondays?
**Do you think I'm corny for doing that thing with the sandwich?