TGIF . Thank God It’s Friday … but really? Whenever I hear that expression, I think of my dad. He hated that expression. His thought was … “if you are only happy that it’s Friday, then what about all the other amazing things that can happen on the other six days of the week??”
For years, I didn’t agree with him. I wanted a break from the school week. I wanted to have the weekend off from work. But as I grew older, I realized that awesome things happen everyday. I mean, my daughter was born on a Tuesday. That was a pretty amazing day. My son was born on a Monday. Yay for Monday! I got married on a Saturday. I volunteer every Thursday with kitties. I go out with friends on Wednesdays. I’ve had vacations start on Sundays. Lots of great things happen seven days a week.
I have inherited my dad’s optimism. But I’m not so sure if I totally agree with his dislike of “TGIF” … because every time I hear that expression, I think of my dad, and that’s pretty great. So, whenever someone says TGIF, I smile and it’s misinterpreted as agreement. But I’ll take it. TGIF. Thanks for the weekly reminder!