Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, for those who live in the states.  A bitter-sweet weekend for me and my family.  This weekend officially marks the end of summer.  I enjoy summer:  the hot weather, the leisurely lifestyle, trips to the lake.  I love it.  I’m sorry for it to be over.  It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the 4th of July.  Where did the summer go?

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Labor day, the first Monday in September, was established over 100 years ago and is dedicated to the contributions and achievements made by American workers.

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Summer if officially over and we enter into fall or the harvest season.  For some, it means football, back-to-school and cooler weather.  If you live in a farm community, its harvest time.  Time to reap the profits of your crops or the seeds you’ve sowed.  Not all have good crops this year.  Not all businesses are making a profit and for some it will be a total loss.

I think it’s interesting to see the political aspects being put to the fore front in this election year.  No matter what side of the fence you are on, harvest time is here for both parties as well.

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Let’s get back to the intention of why Labor Day was founded.  I believe it was founded to honored people who have worked hard to make this country great. I believe it’s  a national tribute to prosperity, strength and the overall well-being of this country. To all the working people in America, I salute you.

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