I noticed that a lot of people were off yesterday to celebrate Dr. King's day. I thought it would be good to try and give those who had a day off the same start to the week we offered up everyone yesterday. Also, if you read it yesterday but did not check out the YouTube clip --- I highly recommend it!
Enjoy your day and note that the final installment of the "10 Commandments of Sample Accountability" will be shown tomorrow followed by some late week humor...
I stumbled upon this gem of information from Time.com tonight while doing my weekly blog preparations:
"There's a lot to feel down about this month: the subprime mortgage crisis, stormy, unpredictable weather, rising gas prices, presidential primary free-for-alls. So, it would be easy to believe the theory set forth by Dr. Cliff Arnall, a researcher from Cardiff University, that the third Monday of the month (Jan. 21, this year) — a day he calls Blue Monday — will be our most depressing day of the year. Arnall bases his yearly prediction on a formula he developed, which factors in the weather, consumer debt from holiday spending and failed New Year's resolutions and arrives at that conclusion that we'll hit rock bottom on Monday the 21st."
Yikes --- talk about a 'Debbie Downer' (I mean no offense to any Debbies reading this). Sure, it's cold out (watching the Green Bay Packers/New York Giants game with temperatures below zero reinforced this), the housing market is in shambles, a gallon of gas costs about as much as a haircut, my beloved Dolphins were 1-15 while the New England Patriots haven't lost since gas was under a dollar a gallon, and the polar ice caps are melting faster than ice cream in the Sahara.
But there's a lot to be happy about too these days, so I want to counter Dr. Arnall with some happy points:
- Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We should be happy in remembering all that he did for us and celebrate his amazing legacy.
- Every single day we are gaining more daylight than the day before.
- More people are being saved by medical devices and drugs than ever before.
- Less people are dying from the historically most horrible and terrifying diseases in our world.
- The Pharma Compliance Blog is still going strong.
- Your family.
- Your friends.
- You have heat.
- If you're reading this, you can read --- which is more than 42 million Americans can say.
- And...you have access to the internet, which is more than billions can say.
I could go on and on, but you get the point. I know there is a lot that's gone wrong and will go wrong --- but if you sit back and think about your life right now, I hope things aren't too depressing. And, if for some reason that's still the case, check out this YouTube clip. I guarantee that you can't get through it without smiling! (Copy and paste link)
HAPPY Monday (and Tuesday!)!
For Your Space,