I’m really sorry that so many people take their frustration regarding going back to school and work out on you, saying that they hate you. Personally, I don’t think you get the credit you deserve as a day of the week, people tend to overlook the wonderful things that happened on Mondays, like the manufacturing of the very first Hershey’s Kisses in 1907 or the release of C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe—yeah, that was all you, Monday. Let’s be honest though, Saturday and Sunday are a hard act to follow, it’s not your fault you got the short straw when cultures started adopting seven day weeks. I’d like to make a case for you, Monday, a case that you’re really not as bad as everyone seems to think you are.
On Monday mornings across the country, people pull themselves out of bed to head back to work or school after a weekend of, hopefully, fun and relaxation, and they take their resentment and dread out on you, Monday. What’s really funny about that is that it’s been shown that you’re a day of great motivation, in fact you’re the best day to start a diet or quit smoking. Additionally, you’re not even the most stressful or dangerous day of the week, those honors fall on Wednesday and Friday respectfully, and you’re actually the safest day to have a medical procedure done. By all scientific and logical standards, your bad rap is unnecessary and unwarranted, Monday.
Are there reasons to dislike you? Absolutely, but there’s reasons to dislike every day of the week, and in my eyes, you’re not the one who should take the brunt of the punishment for our everyday frustrations. To me, Tuesday is second best, Wednesday is relaxing, Thursday is a little too much fun, Friday is stressful, and the weekend is more sleepy than satisfying, but you’re just the right combination of commitment, anticipation, ease, and productivity. You might not be on everyone’s short like of things they like, but consider this letter a token of my affections for you, my favorite day of the week, because it’s true, Monday, I love you.