Labor Day (started September 5th 1882) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievement of American workers. It is a yearly national tribute to all the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Although our economy has continued to struggle recently, it is even more important to remind ourselves of the overall accomplishments of the workforce of our great nation over the last 100 years.
When you go back to work tomorrow, please be mindful of the individual that makes your espresso or McCafe’, give a respectful nod or wave to the police officer that didn’t pull you over (and who puts his/her life on the line on a daily basis to keep us safe), generously tip the tired waitress that brings you your lunch, say “thank you” to the mail clerk that delivers your office mail, and give out as many smiles as you can. How much does it mean to you when someone appreciates your work? Let’s dedicate the rest of the week to appreciating those whose jobs make our lives a little easier, nicer, and safer.
Happy Labor Day!!