Back in the day, there was a song by the Carpenters that said, "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down..." The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. This Monday morning I heard an unfamiliar sound on my roof as I was getting ready for work. It was rain! I can remember a time when a Monday morning topped off with rain would have been a cause for depression. But not now! I am right in the part of the country that has been under an extreme drought for quite some time. To be able to wake up this morning and hear an abundance of rain on my roof, then to be able to walk from my car to my office wearing a raincoat, holding an umbrella and stepping over big puddles of water -- these were wonderful blessings that I thank God for today.
If you are a believer and you've felt a little blue this Monday morning after the long holiday weekend, just remember that believers have a reason to be optimistic about life. Live expectantly; expect the best from God; look for the best in others; turn your thoughts toward the Lord; trust Him to direct your life.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 KJV