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Awakenings: Labor Day

on September 2, 2013

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What are your plans for Labor Day…to slave away doing laundry, cleaning house, cooking, sewing, mowing the grass, working, working, working? Well, why not? The day IS all about LABOR!

Of course, that is totally the wrong perspective! Labor day is a celebration…a holiday…a day of festivities and it is today!

More than a day of rest, a backyard barbeque, a three-day weekend or the unofficial end of summer today has a larger meaning. A step back into the past provides footprints of history leading to the freedom of celebration honoring honest toil and the rights of labor.

Embrace the Past. . .(Continued @Awakenings)


Sharla Shults‘s insight:

On this Labor Day, take a moment to remember and reflect upon those who came before you toiling and laboring in harsh environments with little wages as compensation and without benefits enjoyed today. Inspire and support younger generations in their quest for justice in future employment and ultimately retirement.

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15 responses to “Awakenings: Labor Day

  1. Alastair says:

    Sorry, I can’t comment on your awakenings blog as I no longer have a Google+ account

  2. bobmielke says:

    I suppose you could say what I’m doing is reflecting. I start my day early each morning. Waking at 03:00 am and starting my routine. The excitement begins by checking my email to see what all those dings were last night. You see I have my iPad setup to ding when there’s an incoming message.

    Next it’s up and at them, showering, making a deposit and shaving. Finally I brush my teeth so they may last another day. I look at myself in the mirror and begin my day with a laugh. “You made it another day on Earth didn’t you Bob”? Not my voice but some little gremlin speaking to me.

    After 3 years of retirement I get a reminder of what labor day is all about, quiet. No Fourth of July fireworks, no screaming kids getting up early to unwrap presents on Christmas or Easter. No scary goblins excited because it’s Halloween. Nope, it’s quiet on labor day. I notice it most of all on local highways, no traffic. I think I love Labor Day best of all. 🙂

  3. I will work on my novel, eat a light picnic dinner, and then read a book on he patio. I don’t work outside the home any more, but I think I earned the holiday, having raised two kids by myself, working 50 years, sometimes two and three jobs at a time.

  4. Hmm. I’ve begun planning the Sunday School lesson for next week. I plan to write four blog posts, like Carole I will read, but instead on inside I will go out on the patio. I didn’t think about that. I have papers to grade as well. That might be just enough for today. Oh, you said take the day off.

  5. Teepee12 says:

    The people who really remember the meaning of the day are Union members because this is a celebration of the unions successfully getting better working conditions from which all of us benefitted, even those of us who were never union members. Garry was a shop steward for his union for years. He does remember.

  6. RoSy says:

    I happily celebrated by sleeping in today! 🙂
    I did do some laundry & light cleaning around the house. But – it was overall a chill kind of day – doing things calmly & in no rush.
    It was nice to have that extra day off of work this weekend. It would be nice to have 3 day weekend every week. But – I’ll take what I can get – until I win the lottery – LOL
    Hope you had a nice day 🙂

  7. Micki Peluso says:

    I’m doing what I do every day of my mudane life, working on the PC in the morning, going to work for 4 hours and again till midnight after work, promoting and marketing my book and short stories–and promoting friends who return the favor. Today there was no work but tomorrow’s will be doubled. This Labor day fell on the day my daughter was killed by a DWI 30 years ago and also the birthday of my first grandson born on that day two years later.So it’s a bittersweet day for me.

  8. Raani York says:

    Today Google seems to face problems…
    However, I do like your post – living here for the time being makes me miss the best holidays on earth… I miss them!

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