It’s Monday . . . again. The Mondays seem to come faster and faster as we trudge through our journey here on earth. As we age, time in general goes rapidly, unlike the days of our youth when it seemed like an eternity for each day to pass. Last week, I lived through another birthday. I didn’t die. In fact, I’m not dead yet! Life goes on for this old bird and a new week is at the door. Summer is now in place, even though we’ve been living it for the last month. With each new Monday, we’re at the edge of a new beginning no matter what our age. We compartmentalize our week, set up a litany of things necessary to get done, we make appointments for new things to do, we go through the motions of living without really thinking too much about where we’re going to be next week at this same time.
This Monday I plan to start a yoga program. My doctor recommended this form of exercise for me, to improve my balance. I always knew I was a little off kilter, but now the truth is known. So I plan to search for a video that will allow me to venture into this new way of daily activity, without falling flat on my face in front of an audience of many other aging folks.
I’m also going to resume my weekly coffee meeting with my friends from church. This is one of the special times that went by the wayside during the pandemic. We worshipped in the sanctuary yesterday. Things are slowly getting back to normal, but what is normal? People are traveling again. They’re hugging. Tears of joy are falling as a sign of renewed gatheriing turns into an emotional experience I can’t help wondering how this is going to play out in future months. Will there be another surge of COVID19 or will there be a new strain? Will we sink back into a state of isolation? Will we finally meet our maker? I don’t knw the answers to these questions, but I have confidence that God is in control of the whole thing and He has a purpose for all of it.
So, make this Monday a fresh canvas where you can spread your own colors and create a masterpiece. Your state of mind on Monday will set up the mood for the rest of the week. It is the first day of a new week -t he first day of summer – the first day of the rest of your life. Happy Monday!