Happy Labor Day!


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A mind always employed is always happy.  This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Everyone works at something.
For some it’s a job in business, healthcare, education, technology, or some other large utilitarian industry. For others it’s music, art, theater, sports or entertainment. Still others devote themselves full and part-time to parenting and volunteerism. And, sadly, there are those who work at not working, although they’re certainly the minority.
 The reasons to get out of bed in our modern world are as varied as the populace. We all find purpose through our productivity, regardless of what our job is. In addition to relationships and socialization, we develop our sense of self through the work we do each day.
Those people who take pride in their work are usually the top performers. That includes everyone from the janitorial staff to the C-suite. Irrespective of salary size, these are the folks who genuinely care about the quality of their  work. The wisest employers are those who take notice of this and reward conscientious efforts.  

Labor Day is set aside to honor all working people. However you define the work that you do, paid and unpaid, remember to give yourself a pat on the back this weekend. Celebrate in a way that brings you happiness and relaxation…you’ve earned it!! 


3 thoughts on “Happy Labor Day!

  1. This is so apt. My daughter and I were discussing yesterday about the various people who work for us in various capacities. The janitors, people who clean bathrooms, the maids or office boys or the people who fill our tanks with petrol- each one is in a job .
    We were talking about gratitude and how my people have a tendency to take work done for them for granted. Even a thank you is a very difficult proposition.
    I have been guilty at various times of not seeing or seeing but not perceiving the labours of others that make my life so good.
    On labour day, it is a great tribute to those people in the formal and informal work force- those who keep their minds and bodies occupied and in the process make our lives at least a wee bit more comfortable.
    Happy Labour Day ( belated), Lulu.

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    • So happy to hear this Susie! I read other blogs so that I can learn more about people, places, and things. I’m glad to know that when I write I’m able to offer the same in return…thank you!

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