Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Mondays, Kinky Afro

Relax. I have not had a perm gone wrong. It's a British band and song with a catchy beat and not so fantastic lyrics. It's just what popped into my mind when I thought about it being Monday. If you don't know the song, I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't need to be on your i-Pod, and it is not on mine. I'm not even listening to it right now; I am finally listening to a disc my amazing friend PandaMom burned for me and gave me like a hundred million years ago (okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a tad... 3 weeks max). It's Jack Johnson. Can I please say that I was wrong, so wrong, so incredibly wrong for not putting it into my computer and listening to it the first second she gave it to me because I HEART (to borrow a phrase from PM) this song about "I need this old train to break down..."? And the next song is actually one that I love but never knew who it was by. I guess I am now a complete Jack Johnson fan and will be doing some serious googling on him later today. I’m so glad my friend knows me well enough to know I would love these tunes.

But, Mondays... well, lots of people hate a Monday. And, I have had some Mondays that were not my favorite day of all time (and some of those Mondays were Tuesdays or Thursdays or Saturdays, you get the picture). Today, however, is a happy Monday. It's a joyful Monday, and it's not because today is particularly special or some great event is planned. I'm just glad I'm here. I'm just glad that I woke up to the humming of an electric razor because it means I have a husband. I was glad to drop Bonus off at preschool (with a several-sizes-too-small cowboy hat perched atop his bucket head and a random price tag that he won’t part with in his hand) and join a few friends to set up for our MOPS meeting tomorrow. I'm glad to see the emerald green grass growing in my backyard, and grass is always greener after it gets a drink of rain. I will be glad to pick my daughters up from school at 3:00 and watch Miss Proper's softball practice a little later tonight. I’m glad I have friends who invite me to coffee or eat pizza with me or send me exciting emails or post messages on my FB or Twitter accounts. I’m glad that I have wonderful parents who have been married for nearly 40 years. I’m glad I have a beautiful sister who smacked me across the face in our high school hallway but who is now one of my favorite people to talk to (I’m not bitter about the smackin’ I probably was overdue… I just have a pretty vivid memory and like to think about how far people have come because it means I will make progress, too.).



Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. –Phil. 4:8
Even if you aren’t fond of the Bible (I am), I think that is great advice. Isn’t life grand when you take a moment to think about the good things?
BTW, I am not always so cheerful and grateful and optimistic; you just caught me on a good day. I’m likely to complain tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. This entire post makes me smile. Especially the link to me. Glad you love JJ now. ; )

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