Don't Like Mondays?
Feb 08, 2021
If you're as old as I am, you might remember the 1979 Boomtown Rats hit 'I Don't Like Mondays'.
If not - maybe look it up?
It was the band's second hit and it was Number One in the UK charts for four weeks during that summer.
For me it was an iconic sound of my youth. But it was a song born of tragedy, because it was written by Bob Geldof and Johnnie Fingers following a dreadful event on January 29th of that year - the Cleveland Elementary School shooting in San Diego, USA.
Geldof is quoted as saying he wrote the ballad after he heard that the shooter who fired at children in a playground, killing two adults and injuring eight children and a police officer, explained herself by saying "I don't like Mondays...."
Now, I have to say, many of us might admit that Monday is not our favourite day of the week ... back to work/school after the weekend and all that.
But I read something recently that helped me put a new spin on Mondays. It's a quote attributed to David Dweck, entrepreneur, investor and speaker ... and I love it.
Just by thinking of Mondays in a different way, putting a more positive spin on the day ... well this says it all really.
SO - Happy Monday!
Oh, and by the way, if you're wondering ... the photograph is one of mine. It's St Ouen's Bay in Jersey in the Channel Islands.
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