Monday Mayhem: Beat the Blues by Doing Good

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

It’s easy to get caught up in your own problems. They’re kind of always right there with you. But, every now and then it helps to be reminded that no matter how bad things may be, they could be worse. And, no matter how bad they are, it’s likely that for someone else it is worse! So, we might as well shoulder our own cross without complaint, ‘cuz complainin’ ain’t gonna change nothing anyhow!

I guess I’m a little preoccupied with all of this social and political unrest, but there’s as much swirling around in the news as there is in my own personal life. Perhaps you can relate? We’re barely into 2017 and already realities are shifting–nationally and locally–making the future uncertain.

I don’t want to get swept away with the fray, so I’m turning my focus to the One who is constant. Peering out through the lens of God’s perspective at this chaotic world, I’m in search of a life that I can change for the better.

Today’s Monday Mayhem is about reaching out.  Shake off the Monday blues by shifting your focus to someone else’s struggle. Buy a cup of coffee for the driver behind you in the Starbuck’s line; carry someone’s groceries to their car; stop by your co-worker’s cubicle and pay him/her a compliment. You never know what good the smallest gesture might do.

It may brighten someone’s day.

And it just might give you a little pep too.

Happy Monday!

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