Weekdays – Weekly.com’s Take On The Days Of The Week

Weekdays is Weekly.com’s take on how we go about the activities of our lives during the days of the week.

The Child Born On The Sabbath Day Is Bonny And Blithe And Good And Gay

But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is bonny and blithe and good and gay Obviously the child born on the “Sabbath Day” – being bonny (pleasing to they eye), blithe (carefree, happy), good and gay (cheery, festive, high-spirited) – has received manifold blessings, which may inclue good genes and prenatal care, […]

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Saturday’s Child Works Hard For A Living

“Saturday’s child works hard for a living . . ” There’s nothing wrong with “hard work”. Some days I miss physical labor and have to make an effort to “get some exercise”. I sit for far too many hours in a chair, at a desk. It’s where I work. Not in a field or on […]

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Friday’s Child Is Loving And Giving

“Friday’s child is loving and giving . . ” I can think of one reason why the child born on Friday is “loving and giving”. It’s because, being born on Friday, mom and dad – and all the happy relatives – had the weekend to engage the happy arrival at a more leisurely, loving and […]

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Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go

“Thursday’s child has far to go.” Is Thursday’s child born of poverty and disadvantage? Or is “Thursday’s child” destined for greatness, as in he or she “will go far”? It would be nice to think that Thursday’s child’s lot in life is the latter – the “will go far” version – but according to Bread […]

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Wednesday’s Child Is Full Of Woe

“Wednesday’s child is full of woe.” Woe (noun): grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity. Obviously what we’re dealing with here, if we’re to believe the reports of Wednesday’s childhood plight, is childhood depression, which a most serious affliction and fortunately is far more treatable today than in the days when this line was first penned. On […]

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Tuesday’s Child Is Full of Grace

“Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” Is it a religious reference, this “grace” that Tuesday’s child is full of? Is it social grace, as in being self-effacing, modest, or moving easily amongst social circles? Grace as in graceful movement or poise? Is it grace as in innate goodness or kindness or benevolence? Of all the […]

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Monday’s Child Is Fair Of Face

“Monday’s child is fair of face.” Would it be unkind to say, of a newborn, anything less than “Oh, what a beautiful baby!”? The beauty in babies is, in some measure, their “just born” newness, a sort of freshness and state of being “as yet untouched by the world”. But not all babies are, in […]

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