The Mamas and the Papas. Hard to believe that was actually a name for a band. But, yep, from around 1965 to 1968, they were very popular. And their melodies and harmonies were on the airwaves everywhere. One of their most famous songs would make you believe they didn’t like Monday morning much. They certainly didn’t trust it.
But what’s so bad about Monday morning?
As I write this, it’s early Monday morning in April of 2023. In fact, it’s the first Monday of the month. And, other than the horrendous condition our country and our world is in, I can’t find anything wrong with the day.
Matter of fact, this morning feels exactly like yesterday morning. Maybe not quite as cool as yesterday morning. But no big difference. So, why do so many people dread this first day of the week? If you know, share that with me.
But you know who really shines on Monday Morning?
Moms. Several years ago I shared what I mean about that.
Here’s what I said:
On Monday morning, moms all around America get out of bed, go to the kitchen, and start making breakfast for kids, dads, and even a little something for themselves.
This isn’t earth-shattering news. In fact, it isn’t even all that newsworthy. Especially when you consider these moms go through that same routine every other day of the week, too. But what makes it worth talking about, to me, is that these ladies never seem to get the appreciation they deserve. And I’m not talking about setting aside a day to honor mothers. I’ve never been a fan of calling one day a year “mother’s day” (same with father’s day, but that’s another story).
When you consider how many days a mom makes breakfast, lunch, and dinner (snacks too) for her kids, her husband, and even her kids’ friends…well…she should be regularly honored. You should just want to buy her a present just because. Not because it’s “mother’s day.” Just because. Because you love and appreciate all the things she does. Even if you don’t always think to tell her thank you.
Don’t misunderstand. I know there are actually bad moms out there. I’ve read the horrible stories in the news. But that doesn’t phase me. I know the vast majority of moms overflow with the special love God gave them. And the vast majority of them love sacrificially which has been described as “no greater love.”
So here’s my rhyming salute to you this Monday morning, moms!
Monday morning moms are the very best kind.
They get your week started in the best frame of mind.
They nudge you a little when you’re falling behind.
Monday morning moms are how love is defined.
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