The Monday Morning Blues
Monday, March 4, 2019
“If you think you’re always wrong about everything, look on the bright side. You’re also probably wrong about that!” – Ziggy, by Tom Wilson
Monday, Monday is a song written by John Phillips and recorded by the Mamas & the Papas in 1967. According to Phillips, he wrote the song in about 20 minutes. That proved to be time well spent, because Monday, Monday soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
Here are some of the lyrics to that iconic song…
Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh, Monday morning, you gave me no warning, of what was to be
Oh, Monday morning, how could you leave and not take me
Every other day, every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me crying all of the time
Do you struggle with Monday mornings? Do you hate it when the alarm clock goes off and you realize that an entire week of work or school lies ahead? Do you wake up singing the Monday Morning Blues?
If so, here is my advice…
While you are still in bed, commit your week to God.
Concentrate on the positives and ask God for His grace and strength to handle the negatives.
Realize that you are not alone. Not many people jump out of bed rejoicing on Monday morning.
One final word of advice…
If your Monday mornings really are that miserable, ask God for either a new job or a better attitude in the one you have.
“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” John 9:4 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President