Making a Bad Day Good
September 10, 2013 42 Comments
Sarabeth and I started this new tradition. I wish we had thought of it years ago.
Like most everyone else in the world, Mondays are a huge upset to the Toy family. Mondays are like a knife that punctures the weekend and severs us from the sweet time we’ve been able to spend together the previous two days.
And it’s off to work we go.
Coming home from our vacation several weeks back, we were dreading the first Monday that would kick off the work week we had planned so long to escape from. Something needed to happen here.
I couldn’t just sit by and let the laws of time govern and dictate our attitudes and rob us of our happiness. Time had already spent the last nine days conspiring against us to dump us back into the mundane routine of life.
So I said to Sarabeth, “We need a pick-me-up. Let’s go to Starbucks.”
It’s not our custom to go out together in the mornings, but we did it, and it was so much fun! We were the only two people with smiles on our faces that Monday morning – she with her tall coffee with cream and sugar, me with my double-chocolatey chip frappucino, and a cheddar, egg, sausage sandwich split between us.
And I said to her, “Let’s make this a tradition. Every Monday we’ll start the week off together going to Starbucks.”
And since then, Monday’s haven’t been so terrible.
Let’s hear your thoughts, readers. What’s the worst day of the week for you? What are you going to do to make it a day you can actually look forward to? Share your ideas and encourage others to turn their worst day into their best day.