(I wrote this post on a rainy Monday morning this week. You probably can’t tell it by this picture, but the flowers on our back deck were getting quite drenched at the time.)

A popular song by the Carpenter’s taught us that “Rainy Days and Mondays ALWAYS get me down.” The song came out in 1971, the year I graduated from high school. I remember way back then that I agreed with Karen and Richard.  Those lyrics are easy to relate to. Most people don’t like rainy days and who likes Mondays right? The start of a new work week with new challenges. No sleeping in. Gotta get movin’.

I would like to say that rainy days and Mondays never get me down these days. However, I do get a little blue when it rains. And when it rains like it did in the spring – day after day with no end in sight – it got old after a while.

However, I no longer feel that these challenges have to get us down.

Think about it. We have instruction from the word that can really set the tone for every day.  Psalm 188: 24 says, “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”  In the NT we read, “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice?” Philippians 4:4

Seems like David and Paul have given us good advice for every day, even rainy ones that fall on the first day of the work week. After all, if rejoicing is a choice, it can therefore be practiced until it becomes our mindset.

Something to think about.

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