Why We TGIF- Should We?

Why We TGIF- Should We?

I was thinking this morning about the phrase ” Thank God It’s Friday” and wondered … I wondered where this phrase came from, and if it is good for us to think this way. After all, if we are only happy on Fridays, does this not set us up for failure on the other 6 days? You may be ready to hit another post about now, but give me the benefit of the doubt-stick with me here!

The phrase was supposedly coined by a radio disc jockey in the 1970’s or possibly a television host in the 1980’s. Either way, its a very new saying. I am not sure it is healthy though. Seriously do we imply to ourselves that life sucks the other 6 days of the week? Or is it just a way of relieving stress after a busy work week? I think it trains us to look to Friday as the best day of the week. But Fridays aren’t always the best day of the week! I have had many good things happen on all the other days.

None of my children were born on a Friday, and I cannot think of any significant events that happened on Fridays in my life. So what is the purpose of me fooling myself into thinking this is the only good day of our week? I guess it gives people a target to shoot for during the work week. A little motivator to keep us going and stay strong during the rest of the days. But does that mean our jobs are terrible? Why are we not thanking God that it is Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday? Why are we not waking up each day thanking God that it is ” BREATH DAY”- a day I woke up period! IDK, I just thought I would share my thoughts and since it is Friday, I don’t have to justify or rationalize my train of thought.

After all, it IS Friday! Have a great weekend!



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I am a social worker and family coach for 20+ years. I have had around 50 foster kids , worked in every and any type of facility from juvenile centers to clinical treatment centers to schools for expelled youth . I've been successful with starting schools for violent offenders , training hospital staff , entire counties of public school teachers, parents and many more on behavior management and helping families in trouble . I have been honored to speak on many occasions and to teach professionals what is wrong with our systems for kids and adults, and how I was able to have successful outcomes in all the programs that I ran. And yes- I do have all the accolades and awards and pats on the back from high places and degrees but I'm not in this for that recognition. I appreciate the acknowledgement I've received over the years, but I don't even have an " I love me" wall in the office..so I don't even know where those things are anymore ..LOL I have lived a hard life myself and grew up in a very violent and abusive home. My family Is filled with depression , addiction and suicide. I also have had to navigate my way through these areas . I use my own experience to help others. I hope you will join the awesome people who follow me and share their stories. This Is a place to come to keep it real. We all struggle . So on this site we keep it legit. No judgement. What are you waiting for? Follow! tj

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2 thoughts on “Why We TGIF- Should We?”

  1. IDK either – it depends really on the intention and spirit of the saying it.
    Every day is another opportunity… we ought best to have an intention at awakening to be thankful for the day; another day realizing… the Spirit alone brings us to eternal life. The undoing of the body mind grudges and frustration is easier than it seems when we have the desire to meet Spirit in each day.
    Weekends are something to cherish for people that work hard all week and for making family time and for time with loves or for getting in studies and improvements or enjoyments of the spirit f a well being sense of living toward a purpose that grows in us if we seek with any willingness for enlightenment of Holy Spirit.
    Happy weekend TJ
    ~ Eric


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