What is Manic Monday?
A multi-blogger meme, in the spirit of Wordless Wednesday, Thursday 13, Friday Feast, and Photo Hunters Saturday.
How to participate?
Visit Morgen's It's A Blog Eat Blog World any time after 4pm EST on Fridays to discover Monday's theme word. This will be a word with multiple definitions.
Use one of the definitions to inspire your Manic Monday Post = perhaps a photograph, a story, a joke, or a stream of consciousness paragraph inspired by the word. Be creative, and have fun with it.
Today, 19 February, is Morgen's birthday! Hop on over to his site to join in the morgEpalooza festivities. He has promised morgasms, among other things. :-)
to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.
Ceeeeelebrate good times, so the song goes. And so we do. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, promotions, the opening of a new play, the day your period finally stops...the list goes on. Even the littlest things can be causes for celebration: the first snowfall, the first day of summer, the first April showers.
Celebrating a good time is easy. But what happens when the heat starts to make you feel limp, when the cold starts to chill you to the bone, when the shower becomes a deluge day in and day out? At such times it can take a major effort just to get out of bed.
Yet maybe it's especially during those days that we should find something to celebrate, something to be thankful for. When you're feeling down in the dumps, it's easy to just give in to the feeling and stay in bed curled in a fetal position sucking your thumb. Maybe it's okay to do that for a while, but not for any prolonged period of time. You'd look and feel really stupid.
According to GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, "There's always a reason to smile. Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: "We're not here for a long time; we're here for a good time"."
So when you find yourself feeling tired or scared or depressed or lonely, count your blessings big and small, remember your dream, and cheer up!