A day off from work…for some. Sales for others…a day to remember our Commanders-in-Chief.
Our nation’s citizens used to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday and George Washington’s separately and on different days. Not combined into one, as we do today.
- Lincoln’s birthday was February 12th and
- Washington’s actual date of birth is the 22nd.
Interestingly, in the 1950’s there was an actual Presidents Day Committee (that came out of California) whose goal was to turn the day into a celebration of merely the office of the Presidency.
We went from celebrating President Lincoln’s Day and President Washington’s Day to simply that of, President’s Day. Then we went to Presidents (plural-in general) day. Clear as mud?
Anyway…wherever today finds you, perhaps this bit of wisdom from Washington will give you some advice for your week, or Presidents’ Month perhaps.
It reminds me of an ancient Proverb as well
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. – Proverbs 13:3
Just my thoughts on this icy, Presidents Day in the South.
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