It is very fitting that my first blog post while at Bucknell comes from a conversation with a Bucknell alum, my friend, Juliana Su. She sends me a “Happy Friday!” message each Friday (and I must say, I’m pretty impressed with how she stays on top of this). A while back, I decided I should reciprocate somehow, but just trying to beat her to the “Happy Friday!” message on Fridays just seemed a bit lame. I was also at the time a bit fascinated by this generally obsession with TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday). Somehow it seemed we (people in general) weren’t excited about our weekday activities. I decided to rebel :). So I started sending Juliana “Happy Monday!” posts. The more I thought about it, the more I figured, “Why not ‘Happy Monday!’?” I mean, on Monday, you get to go to your job (or do whatever it is you do during the week), and hopefully, you are doing something you love, and even if you aren’t, going to work allows you to make a difference in the world, either directly by the work you do, or indirectly by the money you earn (if you are earning money) for your family and others you support. We should be excited about Mondays. It’s the beginning of the week, where we get to do things that help people. The way I put it to Juliana back then was “I think it should be ‘Happy Monday!’ because if you have a job, and love your job, and your job makes a difference, then you get to go out and do you job, which you should be happy about :).” Happy Monday!