For your dreary Monday ...

For your dreary Monday ...

... here's a little pick-me-up.

It was cleaning day in the newsroom last week, and as I was going through old files and recycling and tossing I glanced down at the word magnets on my desk drawer.

My daughter likes to play with them when she's here waiting for me to finish an assignment. I hadn't noticed her latest creation:

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It made me happy, and not just because I needed a pick-me-up. I'm grateful she has that optimistic song in her soul.

Despite the clouds, I smiled again this morning when I saw her message. I think I'll keep it.

What's your favorite way to chase away the Monday blues? Leave a comment below!


Julie Wurth writes and blogs about family issues and covers the University of Illinois for The News-Gazette. Leave a comment below, or contact her at or (217)-351-5226, or follow her on Twitter at


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