Smile on Monday

For some people, it is the first day of their work week.  Ugh!
For some people, it signals the end of the weekend.  Double ugh!

Monday is the least favorite day of the week.
There are more heart attacks and sudden deaths on Monday.

In some parts of England, people don't smile until 11:16 am and gripe about it being Monday for a full 12 minutes.  I have a suspicion that we start later and gripe longer here in the states.

With all that said.  I will venture a guess that you may not like Monday, so let's change that.

Psalm 126:2-3 “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.”

What can you do? 

First of all, decide that you are going to smile more today.  We will decide on what you are going to smile about in a moment.  But you will never smile until you decide to do it. 

Secondly, be like Peter Pan and pick your happy thought.  Find something that you can be grateful for and, well, be grateful.   It doesn't have to be perfect, and it doesn't have to terrific - just grateful.  

Thirdly, Try.  Look at a few people in the eye and smile.  You can say, "Hi!" or something non-threatening.  But just smile.  What are you doing?  Sharing your gratefulness. 

That's it.  Call it a social experiment, but give it a try and see if it doesn't change your day.  Then after you have done it.  Comment below how it turned out. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to be grateful and smile today.  AMEN  




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