Why are Mondays so different? Nature knows nothing of Mondays nor of any other day of the week. Nature knows seasons. People know days because people invented days. A bird, a blade of grass, a lion or a butterfly acts no differently on a Monday than on a Thursday. But we do. Why?

We have given magic to Mondays. It is a Monday when new jobs start. It is always a Monday when a diet starts or some bad habit stops. It is always a Monday when we decide to change for the better. Could we drop a bad habit on Thursday or start a diet on Friday? Are you crazy, we say. No one could be successful if they did that! Only a Monday start can guarantee success we say.

If Monday is so magical, why do we sigh at the very thought of its appearance? It is because we have forgotten the magic of Mondays. We have come to believe that a Monday signifies the start of another week just like any other week. There will be working hours and laundry to be done and bills to worry about and meals to make and appointments to keep. Where is the magic in all of that?

The magic of Monday is in your imagination and in your imagination are the seeds of everything that you will become. What if you imagined that Monday really was a start to not only the rest of the week but the rest of your life? What if you decided that every Monday would be a time not of sighs but of re-commitment to your success, your relationships, your health, your family, your spirituality and your dreams and plans? Wow! That would be one magical day every week, wouldn’t it? Now that could change a life. Yours maybe?

(c)2012 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


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