It's Fantastic Friday!
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools' Day.
But why the people call it so,
Nor I, nor they themselves do know.
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment.
Poor Robin's Almanac, 1790
I think it's great that there is a day set aside for fun. This is a silly holiday that gives you the opportunity to do just that -- have fun! I've been caught in a lot of April Fool jokes over the years and am always amazed at how gullible I am.
It has become a tradition to pull harmless jokes on those we hold near and dear, so beware of trusting anyone today. The timing of this day of pranks seems to be related to the arrival of Spring when nature fools mankind. I know some of you in the southern states have been enjoying Spring for awhile now. We in northern Ohio though had another snow storm just this pastTuesday.
Warning: Superstition has it that the pranking period expires at noon on the first of April and any pranks played after that will bring bad luck.
Today's Lenten Tip: When we whine, the world looks dark. Put an imaginary piece of duct tape over your mouth and try not to complain today.
It's a day of fun and laughter and I plan to have both. Be on your guard! You may be celebrating April Fool's Day, but so might someone else. Be ready, because you may be the target of someone else's prank!
Have a fantastic Friday everyone!