We celebrate Labor Day today in the US and also in Canada. Many other countries celebrate their labor days in different months and/or days.
What’s the big deal about Labor Day anyways?
In the US many people just see it as a day to get off work, have a picnic or some other big fling – to mark the end of summer.
“Labor Day…is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.”
This day should be dedicated to social and economic achievements of ALL workers.
Work is what strengthens and prospers us. We need to take pride in everything we do – and always do the very BEST that we can. It shouldn’t be for a selfish reason, either. The work we do has the possibility to affect many lives of people we may already know, and people we may never know.
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
So begin today, to do all your work in love. You should do it because it’s something you love to do, but you may also choose to do it for someone that you love.
Something to think about…
I’ve had a few surgeries in my life and needed care afterwards. When I was with my ex, he took care of me out of obligation. My current husband Mike takes care of me out of love. It really makes a big difference in how I feel and my recovery process.
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