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Blue Monday: Contentment, Gratitude and Being Present

January 17, 2014

Writer and broadcaster Brian Draper gives his take on ‘Blue Monday’, which is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. He encourages us to count our blessings and rather than fast-forwarding past the day, to make the most of it.

Contentment is a challenging concept in an age of Consumerism and being encouraged to always think about more and better. Can we take steps to embrace the ‘now’ we find ourselves in and be content and grateful for what we do have?

Poem by Wendell Berry

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tania permalink
    January 19, 2014 12:35 am

    Thank you. Jan 20 is my first Monday back at work after a long break. I will remember this and be content!

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