It's time to bid farewell to 2018, by all accounts not the year of doom and despondency that many would have us all believe at it's start.
Yes we have had to contend variously with Trump, Putin, Kim, Brexit and the traditional Australian revolving door of Politicians, however money, power and fame are not the cornerstones of a blossoming, functional society.
We all know in our heart of hearts what those cornerstones are, however money, power and fame have, for so long, been linked with success and quality, that we have lost our way, instead adopting well intentioned inclusivity and political correctness as our saviour.
Still lots to be done, with 2019 being another huge opportunity to put right all the wrongs of our 'elder statesmen and women', past and present.
For those who have not yet been alerted to the following awesome fact about 2018, please let me share.
Throughout the 365 days of 2018 we had 53 Mondays (go on, count them)....one more than any other day of the week!
We started the year on a Monday and we are ending the year on a Monday.
Why is this important? Well according to Wikipedia, Monday is associated with feeling blue, down, anxious, avolition, melancholy, hysteria, even depressed.
Why so? Mostly because of its association with being the first day of the working week.
There are even popular songs that refer to Monday as a sad day:
'Monday, Monday' (Mamas & Papas), 'Rainy days and Mondays' (The Carpenters), 'I don't like Mondays' (Boomtown Rats), and 'Manic Monday' (the Bangles).
In England and Wales more people commit suicide on a Monday than other days of the week; globally more people call in sick on a Monday; and more people surf the web on Mondays.
So to my mind the worst part of 2018 has to be that it included 53 Mondays! We can now rest assured as we enter 2019, with only 52 Mondays!
'HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL'
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