Not a phrase you hear often. 

It’s been one entire month since my last post and I’ll be honest, I don’t have a whole lot to say in this one. I’ve been experiencing some serious writers block brought on by a wide variety of less than ideal situations; a mixture of below 20 degree temps in April, not enough time in the kitchen, a determined yet discouraging search for the perfect 2 bedroom Fenway apartment, and a sad, sad realization that summer is coming and there will be absolutely no change in my current 9 to 5 daily grid (i.e no three month summer vacation). 

But please hold your “poor Annie!”s because I’ve gotten my fare share of sunshine and vitamin D this weekend and I’ve given a lot of thought to the beauty and the goodness in everyday. I’m feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and healthy and happy. And this morning, as I’m sipping Nauset Blend from Sam’s and soon headed out to the door to explore Welfleet in the sunshine, I can’t help but think, life is pretty damn good, even on a Monday.

So here’s a Monday Mantra from me to you…

“What if we woke up today with only the things we thanked God for yesterday?”

I’m thankful for a job. Period. Even if they won’t agree to give me every Friday and Monday off from June to September. And I’m thankful for a roof over my head, whether that’s in Brookline, Fenway, Charlsetown or Cambridge. I’m thankful for a rain jacket to keep me dry when there’s hail falling in April and I’m thankful for my health and for the health of my family; for bike rides with dad, zooming up and down sea side hills and for challenging, new fitness classes like Barre and hot yoga. Thankful for my friends, both down the street and a few states away and thankful for Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and every day in between. 

So Happy Monday, people! Make it count.