Thankful For Monday

A person can do nothing better than to

…. find satisfaction in their own toil.

Ecclesiastes 2:24

I used to dread Mondays. Sometimes, when I got off the train to head to a previous job, I’d sit at the station for a while, trying to delay reaching the building, if only for a few minutes. My heart would beat fast as I worried over meeting the deadlines and managing the moods of a temperamental boss.

For some of us, it can be especially difficult to start another dreary workweek. We may be feeling overwhelmed or underappreciated in our job. King Solomon described the toil of work when he wrote: “What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? All their days their work is grief and pain” (Ecclesiastes 2:22–23).

While the wise king didn’t give us a panacea for making work less stressful or more rewarding, he did offer us a change in perspective. No matter how difficult our work is, he encourages us to “find satisfaction” in it with God’s help (v. 24). Perhaps it will come as the Holy Spirit enables us to display Christlike character. Or as we hear from someone who’s been blessed through our service. Or as we remember the wisdom God provided to deal with a difficult situation. Though our work may be difficult, our faithful God is there with us. His presence and power can light up even gloomy days. With His help, we can be thankful for Monday.

Reflect: What gives you the Monday blues? How will you lean on God’s help to find satisfaction in your work today?

Pray: Faithful God, help me to see the good You’re enabling me to accomplish through my work today!

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

33 thoughts on “Thankful For Monday

  1. Excellent post, dear Tammy. Very positive and highly motivational. I loved your message to view Monday in a different light and perspective. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  2. Monday blues are the worst. For me, I’m thankful I have a job I love and colleagues I adore but there’s just something about the Mondays that seem daunting. Cuz it’s the end of the weekend, the feeling the stress of the grind pumping up. For me, it’s as you said, trying to ground it in gratitude. Then the negative stress goes away.
    At least it’s Friday now. Have a nice weekend, Tammy.

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  3. Someone needs to publish this in cities’ Sunday papers/online subscriptions. I think many people, if all of whom were given the choice: Live 6 months or 10 years of nothing but Mondays, they’d choose the latter. Yes, “Be grateful for another day.” And another and another…

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  4. I have a job that I love (99% of the time) so that makes it easier. One of my friends on social media uses Mondays to focus on the 3Rs, Re-evaluate, Re-focus, and Renew. Thank God His mercies are new every morning! 💞

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  5. It’s a Monday today I was feeling overwhelmed as usual 😪 but your post pops up. I found encouragement through your words. King Solomon 🤴 gives us encouragement to have a christ-like perspective to face difficult situations. Thanks

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  6. Since I started prioritizing what I want to do first, I haven’t had the “Monday blues.” I think the key is to remember that all of this is made up, and we are not here to simply work and toil for someone else 😉

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