Labor Day honors the “social and economic achievements of American workers.[i]” Yay, it’s a three day weekend, time to refresh. Everything must breathe, and the extra day is a longer breath of rest—nice to enjoy in September as summer winds down.
How odd that Labor Day is a day of no labor but assumes labor already accomplished. I remember the words of an old friend, Mr. Frank Lacy, who talked to me once while I was unemployed and a bit idle for his liking. He said, “It’s good to work hard. When you lie down at night, you feel good about yourself and sleep better.”
He didn’t mean the puffed up pride kind of work, but the work that comes from duty and expending one’s self for a good cause. One of those good causes is being able to pay the bills while serving others in some capacity.
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