Happy Labor Day everyone! For many of us, this holiday signifies the end of another summer. It brings with it back-to-school, the start of football season, and knowing fall is just around the corner…which I am ok with because fall is definitely my favorite time of year!
So many of us are lucky enough to have a long holiday weekend. Here I am, on a Monday morning, eating chocolate chip pancakes while posting on my blog (I even slept in a bit this morning!).
Not everyone though has this luxury. While many of us are enjoying the extra time away from work and are celebrating summer one last time with family and friends, there are others who are working today, and for them, today is just like any other day. Be sure to pause for a moment and think about that….think about how fortunate you are to be away from work today. Think about the others who are away from their family and friends today because despite the holiday, they are working. Nurses and medical staff, law enforcement, fire & EMS, and many more…including retail staff that allow the rest of us to shop and get screamin’ Labor Day deals! Huge THANK YOU shout out to all of them 🙂
In case you didn’t know…Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor unions’ strengths and contributions to the U.S. economy, and was designed to give workers a day of rest. The first Labor Day was held in 1882 when the Central Labor Union wanted to create a holiday for workers. It became a recognized holiday in 1884. The original intention was that the holiday include a street parade where the public could appreciate the work of the labor and trade organizations. A festival would then follow the parade to entertain workers and their families.
So…with that being said, however you choose to celebrate, enjoy the day today! Take a few moments to reflect, rest, and relax (even if you don’t have the day off). Reflect on those that have come before us in labor and trade, and in the workers’ rights movement. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the hard work and determination of these folks to make things better! If it wasn’t for them, I certainly wouldn’t have the day off today and I wouldn’t be sitting on the couch eating chocolate chip pancakes working on my blog 🙂
Wishing You Well,