Give Me Your Mondays.

I know that I’m always going to have days that feel like a Monday.

Where I don’t have the energy, the patience or the strength to tackle all the nonsense of life.

When all the ugly moments seem to happen all at once, too much to do, too many rude people and too much bad news.

Those days are coming, they always do.

But it doesn’t mean I have to hang onto the bad stuff and linger in the mood.

No, I’m choosing to do the best I can with what comes at me and then moving on.

It’s hard when I get knocked to my knees and I’m gasping to come up for air to see past the storm, but I know that the light is always waiting on the other side.

I’m going to take a deep breath, gather myself and fight through the darkness as best I can.

I know it won’t be easy and I’ll probably keep getting knocked down, but that doesn’t mean I have to stay down.

This is my life and while I can’t control what happens to me, I can control how I react to bad people, things and situations.

So, life, give me your Mondays.

Throw everything bad at me that you want.

I may struggle, I may fall, but I’ll still find a way to get up, muster my courage and keep going.

I’m done being just a survivor, struggling and unhappy.

I’m taking back my life, making the most of the beautiful moments that surround me, and at the same time refusing to wallow in the bad stuff that comes at me.

It’s a new day and with it, new hope.

Maybe every day isn’t beautiful, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find something beautiful in each day.

This is my life and I choose to rise above the ugly and see the joy.

Rain or shine, l’ll find my way, just the way I was always meant to.

My life, my choice.

It’s all up to me…and I’m choosing happiness.