Who is really fit for a Queen's Birthday?
Saturday 6 June 2009
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This coming Monday Victorians and most of Australia will be celebrating the Queen's birthday.
However, for the record Queen Elizabeth II's birthday is actually on 21 April with a public birthday usually falling on the second Saturday in June. Most countries who are part of the Monarchy celebrate with a public holiday around this time.
So what does all this mean to us non royal folk?
Is it just about us all having a holiday and good excuse to have a rest, a day of fun and frolic catching up with family, friends and loved ones?
First of all, let us be thankful for a day of rest and peace.
Don't get me wrong — a free non working day if you are part of the establishment is all well and good, especially in this fast paced highly stressed work environment many people find themselves embroiled in.
However, is there a more serious aspect of a queen that we are possibly overlooking?
Of course — our mothers!
Everyone would not be here today if not for our mothers. "Here.. here".. I hear the peanut gallery squawking.
Are our mothers not the true royalty and Queens to each and every one of us?
Or as an old friend of mine used to say "once a king always a king, but once a night's enough".
Btw. Will this public holiday change if and when a King is crowned?
Good thoughts and feelings to you all.
For a wonderful website to express and view comments of gratitude visit: www.IamSoGrateful.org
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