: a day set aside for special recognition of working people: such as
a : the first Monday in September observed in the U.S. and Canada as a legal holiday
b : May 1 in many countries
There are times in life when we must give special thanks to those who have gone before us and those who continue to work. Working people make things happen for each of us. Many serves are closed today and that reminds us of their importance in places we need to go. Giving thanks today to all on this day and everyday. Labor Day is considered the last weekend of Summer, but warm weather continues for us in California.
On the other hand, Labor Day means great sales in America and the time to buy things. Shopping places are busy and behind the counter, are still people who work. Some people do not get a break on this day and let us remember to thank them for working. Let us not take people for granted.
The Bible speaks of serving others and following his commands.
Joshua 22:5 New International Version (NIV)
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Doing our jobs of life, we do can them with keeping the commandments of God in mind. Our action speaks louder than words at times. Yet, words are powerful and can last forever. Speak life unto yourself and others. Saying positive things uplifts a soul.
Galatians 6:4-6 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
4 Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. 5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours.
Never Stop Doing Good
6 Whoever is being taught God’s word should share the good things they have with the one who is teaching them.
Each of our lives hold a purpose. Each of our jobs are valuable and unfold the next step of life. I often think of my husband and all the years of hard working in construction. He helped many different types of carpenter work from using wood to bridges. His body suffers from lifting hard wood for years and the toll it has taken on them. A couple shoulder surgeries and a knee replacement. Yet, he loved his job and is now retired after 30 years of working hard. God has been amazing to us in helping him over the years. I never saw the importance of his daily job as he did. His job helped others and I know that.
Bringing that thought pattern to you, your job makes a difference too. Each one holds it's own purpose and importance. I have friends who are stayed at homes moms and others who enjoy working. That means someone else takes care of their child and that's an important job too. Working together and making our land a better place to live. Our government jobs, city and Federal are closed today too. One day off to rest and then back to continue their jobs.
I'm trying to point out what life is about in working. We need people who work, we need people who will stay home or child care places. We don't give our teachers and schools enough thanks. People who work for less but give more than dollars. Their lives are lighthouses to children and adults. They take care of your child for hours and teach them life changes things. Reading, writing,social skills and much more. I wish they got paid the pay as sports figures in life. They deserve so much more. I volunteer a lot in my granddaughters school and I see the need for more help.
I'm asking God today and always to bless workers. To bless each of you who read my blog, your family and friends. The great connected is today. Giving thanks and honor to those who give and I don't see it. The unknown heroes of situations, life and 911 workers who can not take a break today. Thank you for giving of yourself and others. Purpose this a good day no matter what you are doing. God is faithful and is able to handle this day just fine. Happy Labor Day and everyday of life.