This is Martin Luther King Day in the US and for some, a holiday from work
But this Monday in January has also recently been christened "Blue Monday" - the most depressing day of the year - because Christmas is past, most people in the northern hemisphere are suffering from winter blahs, and it is also the day that the biggest credit card bills of the year arrive (courtesy of the holidays).
And the news from Haiti hasn't helped at all.
So I offer you this wonderful video as an antidote to the blues.
16 year old Maddy Curtis, from a family of 12 children, won her Boston area regional American Idol competition. Maddy is a glowing young woman from a remarkable family whose children include 4 Downs Syndrome boys, three of whom are adopted. And she has a lovely voice to boot.
Watch this for a quick pick me up - and you'll be rooting for Maddy.