Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

The first Monday in September is designated Labor Day here in the United States, but until this morning, I never knew the truth behind the holiday, which can be read here. (Stuff I was never taught in school; anyone else recall a lesson in the history of Labor Day?)

So, all you who labor, I hope you are allowed this to relax from you hard work, and to reflect with gratitude on the fact that you still have jobs while so many of our fellow citizens are losing theirs.

I know I am certainly grateful for mine, despite my past complaints, because I know it is honest and good work, and I am not ashamed to tell people what I do for a living. I just wish I could do it better.

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