Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Give Me A Reason October 19, 2014

I’ll admit it. I hate Mondays. I heard today there is a reason no one ever says it’s lazy like Monday morning. I know it was a play on Lionel Richie’s “Lazy Like Sunday Morning,” which I think was clever and incredibly accurate since Monday is (by far) my favorite day of the week. Thank you Artist In the Sky

It’s no secret that I love all things weekend. But I think Mr. Richie was on to something in his mention of lazy Sunday mornings. Need a reason? From the ground up, I’ll give you 3.

1. Sleep. In general, it is not the same as it used to be before dear baby Carter came into the picture. That is why I mention it in reference to the weekends, when it does happen a little more than usual. Every bit of it is precious, made even more valuable to me because it’s always more fun for me to sleep with my people than without them. That, and as Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci suggested “a well-spent day brings happy sleep.” There is nothing like happy sleep.

2. Snuggle time. Related to, yet separate from the sleep referenced above, the majority of Sundays incorporate some amount of snuggle time with my beloved forever people. It’s always hard-earned, since Sunday is also a time to get odds and ends done around the house. I think all that effort makes it even more rewarding for them to sit down and relax, which makes the snuggles all-the-more special to me. It reminds me of American poet Shel Silverstein’s words “I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.” For me, it’s more than snuggles. It’s like a hug for my heart.

3. Family fun. In the fall, it’s Packer football, pie baking, and playing in the leaves. The kind of fun we have together as a family indeed varies by the season, but I’m happily surprised to find the arrival of dear baby Carter has done nothing but add to the fun. Laughter and silliness abound in the most random of situations on a lazy Sunday when all really is well with my world. These are the things that are capable of healing the soul in a way no medicine can.

I know it’s not like your resident doggie optimist to come right out and say I don’t like something. If anything, that should tell you just how much it’s true. Because there is nothing lazy about Monday mornings. There is less sleep, snuggles and fun on Mondays. It’s that simple.

The best thing about Mondays is that Sunday is one day closer than it was the day before.

 

4 Responses to “Give Me A Reason”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Sundays are good. It means there’s cricket and Rugby to watch and BBQs in the backyard, but I have to admit, I love Mondays. My family leaves early for work and university, and it means Cally and I have the house to ourselves. It also means I can write and read blogs to my heart’s content and I can take a little nap in the afternoon without TV or radios blaring 😀 Sleep well tonight my little four-legged friend and may your dreams be pleasant.

  2. I couldn’t agree more, Wiley. Mondays are rough – getting up extra early, and seeing your parents rush out the door? No thanks!

  3. Sundays are superfun, but since Mom is retired from being a teacher, Mondays are superfun, too! And Tuesdays. And Wednesdays. And….

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  4. utesmile Says:

    I actually prefer Mondays to Fridays, but that is at work really as Fridays are harder for me. Otherwise the weekend is always closer again when a day passes…. yay


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