In a few short hours, Monday morning will come after a week of Thanksgiving break. Most of you are probably dreading it. Dreading hearing the alarm go off. Dreading getting out of the warmth of your bed. Dreading the commute to work. Dreading yard duty in the cold–maybe even in the rain or the snow. Dreading the long list of emails that need sorting through. Dreading that parent that you know will be at your door with their latest concern. Dreading the re-training of your kiddos that you know you will need to do after a week off. Dreading not being able to use the restroom whenever you like. Dread, dread, dread.
It’s not too late though. It’s not to late to turn that dread into something powerful. Into something transformational. Into something bigger than yourself. Into praise for Mondays….
Praise for Mondays because……
For many of our kiddos, Mondays mean a warm meal. They mean a welcoming smile. They mean heated rooms. They mean safety and security.
For many of our kiddos, Mondays mean friends. They mean family. They mean a place where someone, anyone, believes in them. They mean a place where dreams come true.
For many of our kiddos, Mondays mean acceptance. They mean a hug. They mean a place of belonging. They mean gentle eyes. They mean kind words.
For many of our kiddos, Mondays mean laughter. They mean joy. They mean a place where kiddos can be doctors, lawyers, astronauts, MLB players. They mean a gentle touch on the shoulder.
For many of our kiddos, Mondays mean happiness. They mean being a child. They mean time to play. They mean an escape from their reality. They mean learning new things. They mean comfort.
In short, we should praise Mondays because for many of our kiddos Mondays mean everything.