Grateful Girl’s Thought for the Day
November’s notable for lots of reasons.
Yes, Yes, we all know about the biggie at the end of the month; but let’s slow down a bit, shall we?
For instance, do you know what today is? Well, according to certain sources it was technically yesterday but since today is Saturday, I’m adjusting for the weekend—let’s just go with it, ‘Kay? Besides, I found a website that agrees with me on this one.
According to mentalfloss.com: November 3rd is Sadie Hawkins Day (traditionally, the first Saturday in November). Here’s what the site says about it:
The woman asking the man to a dance? How novel! Apparently it was quite novel back in the late 1930s, when Sadie Hawkins Day first appeared in the popular comic strip Li’l Abner. Worried that his homely daughter Sadie might never find a beau, Hekzebiah Hawkins organized a race in which his daughter would chase all the unmarried men in town to the finish line. If she caught one, he was legally obligated to wed her. The holiday became an annual event in the comic strip, and evolved into a real life event as well—with more dancing and less capturing. These days, Sadie Hawkins Day generally occurs on the first Saturday of November.
Hmm. Not sure about the whole forcible wedding scenario, but I do like the idea of a gal being in control of her own dance card, ya dig?
So, the way I see it, the message is pretty clear. Slow down and look for the holiday in any old November day ... or March ... or July, Capisce?
Life’s a dance...sometimes it’s a samba. Other times it’s a jitterbug. Occasionally, it’s a waltz. But whether it’s conga or a disco or some modern-day maneuver — the pace, the moves, the wardrobe and the amount of fun you have with your partner? Well, that’s all up to you, so choose wisely and enjoy the dance, my friends.
Now get out there and jump, jive and get jiggy wit it, yo. #lifesadance #danceeveryday
Mt 11:29a R. Alleluia, alleluia. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, For I am meek and humble of heart.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 14:1, 7-11 On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, 'Give your place to this man,' and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place. Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, 'My friend, move up to a higher position.' Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."