Is this our favorite day of the week?
As we seek reprieve and rest or for some
Is it lonely, deserted, unfriendly, bleak?
The day of parties, get-togethers can become
A day of emptiness, searching, hiding, no fun.
Opposites, depending on the circumstances
That life has served up this day.
Reach out in some small way
To brighten this day for someone ill or alone.
Happiness dwells in acts of kindness
As much as in the respite from toil.
Saturday can be a time of refinement
As well as a personal day of joy!
–Deborah A. Bowman