January 23, 2017

Blue Monday

January 23, 2017 (023/365)

"How does it feel...?" ~ New Order, "Blue Monday"

Am I blue? Well, it's Monday, it's dreary, and the Packers lost -- all valid reasons; yet seriously, today really is Blue Monday (aka Black Monday). The third Monday of January is reported to be the most depressing day of the year. Since 2005, several formulae containing variables such as weather conditions, debt level after the holidays, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels, and feeling the need for change and action have been devised, although none is conclusive. Suffice to say, a combination of any of the above, compounded by an abysmal NFC championship game seem to add up.

Maybe a pick-me-up of flowers & music will help. By the way, the officially happiest day of the year coincides with the summer solstice -- only 150 days from now. Things can only get better!