Labor Day is the federal holiday that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. That’s all workers, as in every employee who gets up and works. Like you. So, how did you celebrate this past weekend?
In the beginning, people got the day off as a way of thanking workers for working – back then there weren’t a lot of other days off. Most people today have a 3-day weekend. They celebrate work by not working; most celebrate by doing stuff with family and friends – but not the people they work with. And come next Tuesday, everyone will return to work and the celebration will be over.
But, some won’t return to work. In this economy, unfortunately, not everyone has a job. Brian Dunaway experienced the same thing – he got laid off after 16 years as an iron worker during the decline of the auto industry. How did he respond? Check out the video on the right.
No matter where you are employment-wise, get the activity in. Remember, it keeps you positive vs. sitting around the house depressed. That way, you’ll be ready when that job opportunity presents itself.
And then give thanks for the job you have and the work you do. Do it every day. That’s a better way to honor labor and celebrate Labor Day.
Here’s to a great, work-filled and active week!