Mondays have a bad reputation. For many of us Mondays are the dreaded day our free time ends due to the beginning of the school or work week. Many people dread Mondays, but now with COVID jumbling long-time regular routines, might Mondays earn a better reputation? Could Mondays feel magical?
“Magic” is defined in the on-line Oxford dictionary as “Beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life”, and “Monday” is “the day between Sunday and Tuesday originates from the Anglo-Saxon word “mondandaeg” or “the moon’s day””. Greek mythology celebrated the goddess of the moon, Selene. She drove the silver moon chariot which was carried by two white horses, and had an affair with a mortal man, which got that man in trouble with Zeus (Greek Mythology.com or https://www.greekmythology.com/Titans/Selene/selene.html ). According to Nordic Mythology for Smart People https://norse-mythology.org/skoll-hati/ Monday, the second day of the week in Nordic cultures, was set aside for worshiping the god of the moon, Mani. Now if this doesn’t sound like magic, what would?
Back to our pre- and current COVID realities. Magical Mondays will soon include many beautiful, delightful things that are currently removed from our current COVID everyday life. Some of my “Magical Monday” things are listed below. What are yours? May your Monday be more magical than ever!
About Me: Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?