Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child must work for a living,
But the child that's born on the Sabbath day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.
I’ve known about this little poem since I was a child, but what I didn’t know was that since the late 1500’s, the day of the week that a person is born on has been used as a way to tell that person’s fortune.
I was born on a Tuesday. Let’s see if my fortune is true.
Social grace? I think I’m pretty well behaved around other people.
Spiritual grace? (See that halo over my head?)
Physical grace? At times-not so much. I’m usually the one who trips over the uneven places on sidewalks, or spills large quantities of liquid, or breaks something of value.
I guess two out of three isn’t so bad.
How about you? On which day of the week were you born, and is your fortune true?