Dwell in Possibility – words of Emily Dickinson.  What do destiny and possibility have to do with each other?  How do you know which is destiny?? Is it always the one you choose?  Each Monday provides a new set of possibilities and sorting out which belongs to your destiny can be tricky.  Today I am overwhelmed be possibility.  There is so much to do, to chase, to complete.  I have been away from the writing for months but the thinking has followed me and now I do not know where to begin.  Sorting out the possibilities from the destiny is so important right now as it is every Monday.

Monday, Monday … Can’t trust that day. – The Mamas and the Papas.  I remember setting out a list of things to do on Monday and invariably completing it on the Friday.  It is a day for beginning again.  It’s promiss of time and energy to complete the list of tasks is often over stated and it takes the full week to knock off the tasks one by one.  At least that has been my experience.  Mondays seem to fill with surprises and unforeseen adventures or interruptions that do not allow for the list to be completed.  I have many things on today’s list that I am not confident will get done today and will become Tuesday’s to-dos.

Monday can be your friend if you are looking for a new start.  It is a good day to change your eating habits or your exercise habits.  It is a good day to start fresh on a project that needs a new approach.  The rest that occurred on the weekend can provide a change in perspective.  Even if no rest was achieved a change in venue and in people to interact with can also provide new insight on an old problem.  A change is as good as a rest or so they say.

Monday can also be your enemy if it takes you back to a workplace where you do not feel welcomed or where toxicity is evident in the encounters that your coworkers are having with each other.  It is tiring to go to war each Monday, to battle hostility or depression in a place where people do not care about each other or the work at hand.  The weapons to fight these battles can be simple and effective.  Gentle Honest Open Specific Talk is one.  Empathy – Listening with HEART is another.  Valuing the differences and identifying for people their underlying criteria for a better future may be all that is required to begin the change.  Monday is a good day to start.

Happy Monday everyone.  May you find your destiny in the possibilities that present themselves today.  Let me know how it goes.