“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” -United States Department of Labor
la·bor noun \ lā-bər\
a : expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory
b: (1) : human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy (2) : the services performed by workers for wages
Today I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what this upcoming holiday weekend is all about: LABOR. Most of us will get the day off on Monday and are thankful for the break. On any given day around here, you’ll see staff and volunteers laboring away for the greater good. And our volunteers are providing FREE labor- let’s give them a mental round of applause, shall we?
Here at Dove, I can’t think of a better description for “LABOR” than the definition stated above…human activity that provides goods or services…without the awesome humans at Dove imagine the void that would be left in our community! As the staff and volunteers of Dove (and all of YOU out there reading this) celebrate the unofficial last weekend of summer with our friends and family, let us relax and enjoy our day off work for it is well-deserved.
Hold that thought. We can’t forget that some services here at Dove run 24/7/365 and there will be awesome humans here providing those services on Monday…LABORing…regardless of the holiday- I think another mental round of applause is in order.
Helping others is the most rewarding type of LABOR there is.
Enjoy your LABOR DAY WEEKEND everyone!