It’s a simple fact of life – bad Mondays happen to good people. Just ask the Bangles. Remember "Manic Monday?"
Unlike Sunday, which may or may not be your funday, Monday is definitely a you-have-to-run day. Alarm clocks fail, wallets/keys/glasses/purses/shoes disappear, umbrellas implode, traffic crawls, and coffee spills. Buses and trains traveling in your desired direction are simply nonexistent, and wardrobe malfunctions are 99.9% more likely to occur. And, if you manage to make it out the house with two socks that match, it’s a given that one will have a big-toe size hole that will taunt you all day long.
Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot we can do to shield ourselves from Mondays and the onslaught of frustrations, setbacks, embarrassments, inconveniences, technical difficulties, and all out disappointments that they bring. However, there is something you can do right now to soften the blow of that coffee stain on your shirt.
You may have already heard, but the National Trust for Historic Preservation is one of 49 non-profits vying for a $200,000 prize through American Express’ latest Members Project, TakePart. At the end of a three-month cycle that is already underway, a grant will be awarded to the charity that garners the most votes in its category. We think this money could go a long way in helping us save places that matter, but we need your help to make it happen.
Supporters can vote once a week, and you don’t have to have an American Express card in your wallet to do so. Honestly, what could be better on a manic Monday than the simple satisfaction of taking a few seconds to make a real difference? It’s not a cure all, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
Like the places we preserve, your vote matters. We hope you’ll take a few moments out of your Monday (today and the eleven that follow through the month of May) to support the National Trust. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, we'll give you both a reminder and a good reason to cast your vote each week.
Oh, and remember – you can blame it on the train, but the boss is already there. Sigh.