Monday, November 22, 2010
I know it's a Monday and I know Mondays are loved by few. It's the end of a weekend of (hopefully) rejoicing and relaxing and forgetting about all those nasty little responsibilities that resume with the beginning of the week. It's the kind of day that makes you say "I can't wait until Friday!" or "I wish Sunday never ended!"
Too much of that is a not-so-good thing.
I do it, too, I'm not saying I don't. But look: today is going to be the only today you get. It is November 22nd, 2010-- the only one of those in the history of the world! So don't spend it moping around with a cup of lukewarm coffee in your sweats and counting the hours until Friday. Today is a pretty good day. You're alive and kickin' and it's another chance to spread your special brand of awesome around.
Spend the day making people smile. Laugh a lot even though you're tired. Decide on something you love that will be reserved for Mondays only so that you always look forward to it. Go out for breakfast with a friend. Leave your technology at home while you take a walk and enjoy the sights and sounds of the only today you'll ever have.
Be present. You get one chance.