Yes… One More Day of School

Then, Christmas Vacation!

thursdayYea… at least that’s what I would be saying were I younger and ending this week before Christmas! Two weeks off! Gifts! Family! Food! Vacation!!!

Oh well… That’s the way it used to be. Today, Thursday seems to be just another day. Most of our days have a theme, or slogan, or some publicized meaning, only I’m struggling with remembering anything special about Thursday.

Wait! Hold the presses! Let’s reprint this! Why?

I was born on a Thursday!!!

Willie Nelson sings, “It’s a bloody Mary morning…” and I wonder how he spent his Sunday. Some call it a Blue Monday. Many straggle into work very ill prepared for the week.

  • Wednesday is laughingly called Hump Day (half way through the week) while noon is often the Hump Hour.
  • Friday is often non-productive while people prepare for their weekend activities, even thinking ahead to some “Happy Hour” stop on their way home.
  • The weekend is often divided into chores and fun.

This makes me wonder if Tuesday and Thursday are not the most productive days!

Cow Path1We enter a new week, starting the same old process again. Repeated actions produce repeated results. Every day, week or month… and yes, every year. It will always be the same. Before long a person’s life looks like a well worn cow path in the pasture – deeper and deeper the ruts become. Pardon the innuendo, but like a cow your head is down to the ground, simply plodding step by step, never lifting your head to see the opportunity of the day. Eventually, your path is so deep it is uncomfortable to walk in, and nearly impossible to get out of it.

So, how do we treat our days?

Yesterday, I attended a webinar about how to prepare for the Best Year Ever. I’m committed to making this next year better than this present year, but then that is often our hope. Year after year. In order to be better, I must plan for better. I will let you know how it goes…

So. Let’s look over our shoulder for a moment. On this day in history, December 15…

  • 1654 – A meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings.
  • 1791 – In the U.S., the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification by the state of Virginia.
  • 1877 – Thomas Edison patented the phonograph.
  • 1890 – American Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, SD, during an incident with Indian police working for the U.S. government.
  • 1933 – Tim Conway – Actor, comedian (“McHale’s Navy,” “The Tim Conway Show,” “The Carol Burnett Show”)
  • 1939 – “Gone With the Wind,” produced by David O. Selznick based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta. The movie starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.
  • 1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into practice Bill of Rights Day.
  • 1944 – A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris.
  • 1966 – Walter Elias “Walt” Disney died in Los Angeles at the age of 65.

Facebook posts of my past….

  • 2014 – “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” ~Henry David Thoreau
  • 2013No Weight Zone
  • 2012Why?

A favored 12/15 scripture, or two…and the third one is a true wise saying…

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15 NKJV)

And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:15 NKJV)

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise. (Proverbs 12:15 NKJV)