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Mondays are usually colored blue. Sunday night came too fast, Monday morning arrived too soon and Friday can’t come soon enough.

Bright Monday

However this Monday may be for you one of the best Mondays you have ever lived.

Sometime over Easter weekend you made a decision to become a follower of Jesus. Or maybe you rededicated yourself to a life of faith. Or maybe you served over the weekend in your church to create a welcoming place for others to find God. Way to go!

Did you know that in some faith communities the Monday of Easter weekend is called “Bright Monday?” While you won’t find a rationale for the day in the Bible you may find it to be a bright idea. The right idea.

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Bright Out of Blue

Jocelyn and I decided to turn blue Mondays on their head by making Mondays bright.

Join us by wearing something bright or brightening up someone’s day.

There are four easy ways to join in this activity.

4 Ways To Brighten Up Monday

1. Wear bright clothing on Bright Monday – anything from a colorful shirt or blouse to brightly colored socks. Color streak your hair.

 2. Call a friend – check in on someone you may not have spoken to in awhile, or who you think may be struggling. Make a cup of tea or coffee and get chatting!

 3. Dress up your workspace – print off our colourful bunting or decorate your area with some new plants, print out a quote, a joke, or a photo that makes you smile, or set up a small bowl of fresh fruit on your desk. Or M & M’s.

 4. Brighten up someone’s day – offer to make a hot drink for a colleague you haven’t spoken to recently, get some Timbits or donuts or a Big Mary Monday Special for your team. Pay someone a compliment.

APPLICATION: Jocelyn and I hope you get involved with Bright Monday and make it a new tradition. Make sure you let us know what you’ve been doing by using the hashtag #BrightMonday and tagging us on Facebook or Instagram. Please leave a comment below and brighten our day. Thank you.


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Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 40 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring others through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, reading, and ball hockey. I'm a fan of the Esks, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

2 Comments

  • Carole Holmes Schlachta says:

    I’m not a morning person. Bright Monday? I promise I’ll try.
    Every Easter Henry gave me a beautiful flowering plant. You know what? I’m going to make this my first bright Monday and buy myself a flowering plant! Thank you for the idea. God bless us all.

  • Anonymous says:

    Easter Sunday service at the church I attend was truly remarkable. The Holy Spirit poured out so incredibly everyone was blessed, in His presence people, repented, cried and were totally awed.
    No this will not be a blue Monday here.

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