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!