Happy Labor Day 2013

Labour Day Parade on Front StreetLabor Day has been a day for a holiday from work, parades, and picnics, for more than a hundred years.

Although Labor Day was originally created for members of labor unions, only a small percentage of workers today are part of labor unions. Today all workers, union members or not, can enjoy a day to celebrate their job. Give thanks that you are working, and if the job isn’t exactly what you would like it to be, remember that in these economic times, having a job of any kind is a blessing.

Entrepreneurs and managers can also enjoy the day because even though they aren’t considered to be part of labor, they certainly do labor along with their workers. Be thankful that you are still in business or still hold a management position and appreciate the workers who help create the success you enjoy.

For those workers who are unemployed and seeking a job, enjoy a day off from your search and begin anew tomorrow. Appreciate the ability to work and the opportunity to look for any job for which you’re qualified.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who declarest thy glory and showest forth thy handiwork in the heavens and in the earth; Deliver us, we beseech thee, in our several callings, from the service of mammon, that we may do the work which thou givest us to do, in truth, in beauty, and in righteousness, with singleness of heart as thy servants, and to the benefit of our fellow men; for the sake of him who came among us as one that serveth, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (1928 Book of Common Prayer)

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