"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down" crooned The Carpenter's in their classic song of the 70's. Yes, I will confess to most likely being the only guy in my high school with a collection of Carpenter's 8-tracks in my crushed-velvet lined storage case!
It's raining and it's Monday... and yes, it's hard not to feel "down." In north Georgia it sometimes seems as if the sun itself has gone south for the winter... rain only makes it worse. After a weekend change of pace Monday seems full of unfinished business. Uggh!
Some friends from my college days sang another song about days (weeks... months?) like today- it went "I get growing pains when it rains." Rick and David's song was a reminder that God is at work... even in the rainy days. Yes, there may be some carryover, but Monday is also a reminder of a new week full of new opportunities. And the rain, though inconvenient today, offers the promise of a bright spring and refreshing water for the summer beyond.
"Rainy Days and Mondays" or "Growing Pains," which will I sing today?