This might sound crazy, but has anyone else noticed that Thursday is a Great Day? Some people might think of Friday or Saturday as their weekly goal, yet Thursday has its own Awesomeness.
Friday sits at the edge of the good stuff, but there’s still that nagging requirement to get things done before you play. It seems harder just before the end, doesn’t it? Saturday is marvelous, yet serves as the day to catch up on homey things like mowing the yard or catching up on laundry. True, you get to wear a tee shirt and worn out jeans, but there are so many things to take care of and so little time! Sunday, the day of rest, belongs to church and/OR finishing up what you started on Saturday all the while mentally preparing for the work week to begin in just a few precious hours.
Monday is a bear. For many of us, it’s the beginning of the week. The day that adds restlessness to Sunday night’s sleep. It’s time to get up and start accomplishing something, like showing up for work ontime or cleaning up the kitchen from an unambitious weekend. It’s the day that my best friend turns his switch from Attentive Husband of the weekend to Business Husband of the weekday.
Tuesday is even worse! You’re fully embroiled in this whole success, checklist thing but without that slight fogginess that makes Monday a comparative blessing.
And then there’s Wednesday. Hump day. The pinnacle of the week when Nine to Fiver’s know that the downhill rush is imminent… but not yet arrived.
Which brings us around to Thursday again. “Weekend” is so close you can smell it. In fact, Thursday is a great night to go out to for dinner or to catch a movie. True, you still have Friday’s responsibilities ahead, but what the heck! If you wake up a little tired tomorrow, you only have to make it through one more day! If you live in a weekend-destination town, Thursday is the last night of the week you can go out and avoid road congestion and long lines. It’s nicely dressy, but in a casual way. It poses an uncluttered kind of romance. A day of early celebration. A cheat day.
I like Thursday. And look forward to it. I’m thankful for Thursday and its early commencement of good times. In my opinion, Thursday is the new Friday!
(Thank you, Doug Savage, for allowing the use of this funny cartoon!) www.savagechickens.com