Deepak Chopra once said, "Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom and the creativity of the universe." It is said that a happy life is rooted in gratefulness. Gratefulness is probably on par with forgiveness as the two hardest concepts to not only understand but to practice as well. They are both something which cannot be taught but one still can learn. Here is an excellent TED talk about gratefulness by Catholic Benedict monk David Steindl-Rast. I hope that it helps you keep the Mondays at bay and that it helps inspire you to your greatest height.