The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life

Labor Day 2012


orange tabby

cats would rather sleep than work, yes?

It’s Labor Day in the U.S.   The nice little holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer and gives most people the day off from their jobs.

Today, let’s reflect on the value of work – not only paid employment but the work we do with our hands at home and for others.

“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop” – might be true, as when we are helping others, we are too busy to cause problems for people or ruin their property or steal from them.

A job well done, or even work that is attempted with courage and zeal, helps us feel good.  It deposits good will into our emotional bank account.

The people at the receiving end of our hard work feel better, too.  Perhaps their hearts soften up a bit and complaining  can take a little break.

Hard work is the stepping stone to goals met and dreams coming true.

The work you do may be unpaid.

You may get dirty and grimy and too hot.

Your mental energy can get depleted.

Maybe your strength gets zapped, and you wonder if you can survive one more minute.

But all of this is alright, because if you’re able:

It’s the right thing to do.

Sunshinefactor hopes you have an enjoyable Monday!

Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

2 thoughts on “Labor Day 2012

  1. Your whole Blog looks great ! Way better than mine, you’ve really gone far with it, congrats !

    • Thank you very much! Sweet of you to say. It’s readers like you who keep me going, I’m glad someone is actually out there reading this. 🙂

      Go to for a fascinating read.

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