“It’s the national addiction: warmth on chilly winter nights, innocence on Saturday afternoons, the essence of hearth, home and blissful abandon.” Patricia Linden
‘Saturday’s child works hard for a living…’ Before I go any further, I know each day is special and the love we give Monday should be equal to the joy we give Saturday… All well and good, but this is merely a post about a favorite day of the week that includes a reminder about child labor laws; we should be concerned about those who use indentured child laborers, and avoid buying products made by said children. If it weren’t for the fact that today is Saturday, I would have chosen Friday. However, how do you live down a post that screams “Thank God It’s Friday!” on a Saturday and then factor in the possible agida from the restaurant with said name? If we lived in a world where days were counted in numbers only, without corresponding names, would we know the difference? Our maxim for Saturday is … relax, choose happiness and go help someone else.
“Satire is what closes on Saturday night.” George S. Kaufman
Humor aside, there is something to be said about the 6th day of the week… It is, typically, the day we relax, lollygag, and/or play catchup on things we couldn’t do during the week. I love Saturday because it is a day to unwind from the push and pull of the week and run a number of easy errands. One can choose to do nothing but rest and read on Saturday, while others honor it as the Sabbath; a day of reverence and worship. Some of us use that day to also pamper ourselves with hair appointments, Mani-pedis, shopping trips, and possibly a lunch or dinner out to a favorite restaurant. On other Saturdays, friends might be invited over to dine and then watch a movie… For a day sandwiched between Friday, the end of a work week which many love, and Sunday, a day of worship for some and preparation for the upcoming week, Saturday gives us a moment to pause.
“Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.” Lyndon B. Johnson
Monday’s Child… Roud Folk Song Index #19526.
Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay..
I remember this poem as a child and how concerned I was for Wednesday and Saturday’s child. They seemed to get the short end of the stick with woe and labor for company. All the other kids were bright and cheery and going places. Sheesh! Don’t get me wrong, working hard has its rewards, but you wonder what that means when everyone else is sailing along full of grace and bonny and blithe. For those of us who live in countries where we have the benefit of choice to do what we wish on any given day, we live charmed lives. Our daily choices are not at the mercy of a dictator ordering us about or of a fortune teller filling our heads with a litany of dos and donts. We can work or rest on Saturday and be comforted by the fact that while our Saturday child works hard for a living, he is monitored and paid fairly for his talent. He can take a bath at night or in the daytime… the right to choose belongs to him on Saturday and every other day.
Please bear with me dear blog friends, I have been swamped and will catch up on commenting on your blogs this weekend… by Sunday! Thank You for the goodwill. ♥ 🙂 More below…
“Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.” Ogden Nash
While sipping a Hot Toddy on a Saturday night, phone call at hand, middle aged or not, it would be wise to reflect on the events of the week that ended and plan the week ahead. Since most people spend the work week looking forward to the weekend, it might be a good or novel idea to focus on each day, and make the best use of it by helping others, instead of looking ahead to a day that hasn’t even arrived. Or better yet, switch it up… We can also kick back and reminisce on a Saturday and not feel guilty. If the phone rings, we can answer it without feeling like a loser. After all, who wouldn’t appreciate a friend’s call any day of the week, regardless of the time of day of the caller? Frankly, some weeks, I’m a Thursday kind of girl because she’s going places… and then at other times, Saturday suits me fine. Get the drift? 😉 What are your thoughts? What is your favorite day of the week? Do you do something special on that day? Do share? Thank you! 🙂
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: What is your favorite day of the week? And why?
Positive Motivation Tip: Everyday is a special day and then we have days we really love… enjoy them all.
- My Ideal Saturday (mainlininglife.wordpress.com)
- Monday’s Child (waitingforluca.wordpress.com)
- Federal Child Labor Laws and the Constitution (volokh.com)
- Consider Creative Psychology Careers | Power Business News (powerbusinesses.biz)
- ♥ Nursery Rhyme and Personality (justaddattitude.com)
- Saturday Paws (breathelighter.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday’s Child: Full of Woe? (wifandhub.com)