Thoughts from Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child has far to go

Hello, World!

Hello, world! (Not the most original start for a first blog but it seems appropriate as I am purposefully deciding to blow the words in my heart out into the world like a dandelion drifting on a summer breeze)

In these pages there will be words of seriousness, depth and meaningful insight; words of quirkiness and bad puns; words you can identify with, commiserate with and share with others. Hopefully you will be able to smile in the right places, the need for tissues will be at minimum (unless I buy shares in Kleenex first!) and you will find a home for your heart within the words you read.

Where does the name “Thursday’s Child” come from?

For my second birthday I received Hilda Boswell’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from some beloved family members. One of those rhymes “Monday’s Child” I have taken as the theme of my blog.

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 his living,

And the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe, and good and gay*.

I don’t recall if I was born on a Thursday but, as I grow up, I am realising I have much to learn, do and experience and even more to let go of and move on from. I have so far to go ….

Traveling with a friend can make a trip a lot more fun so, I pray as I share my ‘Thoughts from Thursday’s Child’, it will take us on a journey together experiencing grace, woe, love, gratitude, goodness, work, family and life.

* Please Note: Because words hold meaning for me (and, I hope, for you as well) to clarify, this poem was published in 1968 where ‘gay’ meant joyful or happy.

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