Monday, February 13, 2006

Monday, Monday...

...can't trust that day.

I love The Mamas and the Papas. Mondays I am not so sure about.

I had a great weekend with Sabbath and time with friends. I even accomplished some things that have been on my list for a very long time.

So what is it about Mondays? Maybe it is changing gears that is so hard. Weekends are cruise control. Monday is a fast downshift to climb the hill. Tuesday--second gear. By Wednesday I hit the top of the hill and am ready to coast down the other side at cruising speed. (Good grief--from The Mamas and the Papas to the Beach Boys!)

This morning, so far, I have folded five loads of laundry while listening to Joan Baez, and now Nora Jones. Bob Marley should be on by the time I finish my ablutions and start to pack up to go out the door. Movement, music, productivity.

Break the suction.

Inertia: An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.

Who would have thought that piles of laundry would be a motivation? And music...ah, sweet music. Thank you God.

Chop wood; carry water.

What do you do to break the suction? I'd love to hear.

Have a great Monday--
Wanda Tucker


graceonline said...

Chop wood. Carry water. I too find that mundane activities nourish body, mind, and spirit.

A feeling of malaise on Monday may signal that we are not taking enough time for regeneration.

How can we build more time for healing and soul replenishment into our busy lives?

Better question still, perhaps, is to ask if we need to be this busy.

Could we make our living in a simpler way?

Could we spend more time with family and friends, or exploring our creativity, and less, perhaps, working harder and longer for more money to buy more things to make our lives easier and more productive?

Wanda Tucker said...

I have instituted a new practice of Sabbath in my life. I'll write a post about it soon.

Stay tuned....