The news has been exploding with some monumental legal cases ending with the verdicts of “Guilty”. The victims in some of these cases are such innocent human beings and are subjected to such abuse by not only the crime itself, but by the media that drags every little detail into a sometimes very skewed exposure of what they believe to be the facts.
Sometimes innocent people are blamed and even punished for a crime that they didn’t even commit. They are “punished” over and over and made to feel they are the guilty ones. I wish we could exercise our freedom of speech in a much more respectful and protective way.
I wonder how many people have been blamed for a wrong doing when they were, in fact, the victim?!! We are sometimes quick to judge a situation without knowing all the facts or truly seeing the whole picture. We create the “story” and fill in the details with hearsay evidence that makes perfect sense at the time. What happened to our democratic rights that say we are innocent until proven guilty?
In fact, speaking of “Guilty”, how the heck did poor “Monday” get such a bad rep?!! Years of persecution just because it is the first day of the week. And is it really the guilty one or actually the victim? I’d like to present its case to you today…..
Monday Gets Put on Trial.
Fact #1: Monday’s story began around the 12th century and means Moon Day. Greeks and Romans considered the Moon a God to worship. So, nothing wrong with its beginnings….in fact, a sacred beginning that should deserve some respect on those grounds alone.
Fact #2: Monday has become known as the first day of the week. However, most calendars show the beginning of the week on either Saturday or Sunday. So, in fact, Monday is actually the second or third day of the week. Did someone forget how to count? Monday is NOT number one.
Fact #3: Monday is the first day of the work week. That is a fact….but only for some people. I know there are many businesses that are closed on Monday (probably out of respect for Monday), some work weekends and have Monday and Tuesday off and some people work seven days a week and it would be difficult to determine what is their “first” day of work. So, true that it is the first day for some, it doesn’t apply to everyone; so think Monday shouldn’t bear the whole burden of being the ONLY first day of the work week. Tuesday and Wednesday are witnesses that should accept some of the responsibility for their contribution and stop remaining silent.
Fact #4: Blue Monday title comes from the 3rd Monday in January being known as the most depressing day of the year. It is a time that we have those post-partum realization pains of Christmas excitement being over, the credit card bills start arriving with testaments to our holiday overspending and often the weather is pretty crummy in most parts of the country. But even the mathematical formula that was created to prove this pseudoscience by Cliff Arnall falls short of proven this theory. One of those crimes that made poor Monday suffer yet again as an innocent victim.
Fact #5: Diet or exercise programs are often started on Monday. We eat like a bunch of piglets and laz around on the weekend prior to our goal setting day and choose Monday to start our new plan…..probably because we are so sick from over-indulging that we have no other choice. Someone, in this case Monday, has to step in and put the brakes on our out of control behavior. Hero in my book.
So there you have it. For centuries, Poor Monday has been an innocent victim of abuse. Over and over, taking the punishment from many without ever getting some kind of break from its persecution. Well, I’m here to protect the poor sweet thing. I am a witness in its behalf who is standing up proud to align myself with what I think we should hail as a hero.
Headline reads: Monday Gets Put on Trial….but found innocent of all charges!!
Here’s to you, Monday!!
You’re a brave individual and a good friend to me.
I will make you proud by trying to do my best to make Monday known as the best day of the week! I will make a difference.
Do I have any followers out there? Anyone want to join my crusade to “free” Monday from years of neglect and wrongdoing?
Let’s make a difference and turn a victim into a hero.
You Matter, Monday!