Hey, Monday! Were you expecting me? It's become a bit of a tradition, hasn't it? You and I, hanging here at the start of the week, hoping we'll get a cheery wave from anyone else who feels like "doing a Monday". "Mondayers" I believe you suggested we call them. Oh, Monday: remember how we first got to know each other with "Me On Monday", as I forced myself to take more selfies and then wrote about my weekend so that there would be words to go with the pictures. Then, the year after that, we added to the diary idea and you got to hear about what was new, or what I had learned for the first time; and we both learned some very useful nuggets from the other Mondayers.
|Keep reading to see why I chose this picture...|
So, Monday, will we talk about this year? You know we put our heads together to come up with another twist: something else Mondayers could write about, not a rule, but another source of inspiration. The card I posted last week was a clue. The plan came to me over the holidays, as I enjoyed the arrival of cards from friends, and of interesting catalogues, of gifts I'd ordered: the mail, in other words. What, I thought, if we wrote about our favourite piece of post from the previous week?
Weave it into your weekend story, definitely, (I like reading about the weekend); but if, like me, you need an extra something to pep up your post every so often, keep an eye on what's coming through your door or into your mailbox. It might be a card from an old friend, or a new one; maybe simply a catalogue with a photo of a challenging colour combination you want to pin to a noticeboard and think about; or something special you'd been saving up to order; or even a charity mailshot that you can't bring yourself to throw away.
|If "The Week" is one of my favourite pieces of regular post - I read it before I mail it to our student in Scotland every week - then this parcel is a favourite one off special. Some of you might recognise the wrapper...|
Maybe you'll be inspired to send more mail, who knows? When I first started blogging I was surprised and delighted by the number of cards and little packets which I discovered were flying round our community. I'd like to think that if we keep the mail gong, the writing will follow.
|....for my copy of Julie Kirk's Snipped Tales, which arrived here last month.|
It can be anything at all, though - honestly: anything. Hospital appointment? We'll wish you luck. Birthday card? We'll help you blow out your candles. And all the while, as you stalk your postman, you are very welcome to keep on trying new things, finding firsts, writing about your weekend. It's the writing that counts. Make a memo, or post about....post. And then, give us a wave. That's about it, Monday, isn't it?
We hope you have a good week, Monday and I: I'll keep picking up the links (so let me know below so I can keep an eye out for you!) and with some luck, we'll keep on waving and wishing you all the very best. Until next time!