In his work On the Origin of Man (quoted in Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Old Testament I: Genesis 1-11 p. 28) Gregory of Nyssa exalts the creation of humans saying:

“The command was simple when light was created; God said, ‘let there be light.’ Heaven was also made without deliberation…. These, though, were before (the creation of) humans. For humans, there was deliberation. He did not say, as he did when creating other things, ‘Let there be a human.’ See how worthy you are! Your origins are not an imperative. Instead, God deliberated about the best way to bring to life a creation worthy of honor.”

If you had a downer Monday let these words from a father of the church remind you of your value.