Yes, it’s here again. Another Monday. But fear not. We know that a little humor can go a long way to starting the week off right. April is, after all, National Stress Awareness Month, giving you even another reason to lighten up.
One certain source of stress is competition in the workplace. Just ask Katharine Hepburn and Barbara Streisand who, on April 14 ,1968, had to share the Best Actress Award at the Academy Awards following a tie between the two superstars.
Not that this is a reason to celebrate for most of us, but Tuesday brings Tax Day. And if the thought of writing a check to the IRS makes you wax poetic for the days when a dollar went much farther, maybe I should remind you that, the first McDonald’s opened on April 15, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois. One dollar could buy quite a few hamburgers then, given the going rate per burger was 15 cents!
Then, on Wednesday, start your day with steak and eggs, or, more appropriately, with eggs benedict. This classic choice is particularly appropriate in light of the fact that April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day.
Thursday, April 17, is the birthday of another classic, the Ford Mustang. If life in the fast lane isn’t what you had in mind this week, just hang in there until Friday. Then you can end the week with some in-office entertainment with International Jugglers Day on April 18. The possibilities are endless, really.
Have a great week!