Amy Rees Anderson

Labor Day: A holiday to celebrate how hard you work!

Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you had an awesome holiday today. For those who are wondering what Labor Day is about, don’t feel bad…I myself have celebrated Labor Day holiday my entire life but never really thought about why we had the holiday or what the holiday was about. I always just thought of it as the holiday that marked summer ending and school beginning each year. But this weekend I learned a little more about Labor Day so I wanted to share it with all of you:

The first Labor Day came about in 1882 because workers felt they were spending too much time on the job. It was meant to give them time off to enjoy barbeques and time with family. As time went on the holiday became a national tribute to the contributions workers made to strengthen prosperity. A day of festivities held in honor of working people!

Suddenly, knowing that makes Labor Day so much cooler to me! It’s a day off to celebrate how hard we work all year long, and gosh dang it we deserve that! We deserve a holiday dedicated to us being awesomely hard workers! YAY FOR ALL OF US!!!

I hope all of you have had an awesome holiday weekend and you enjoyed every moment of it! I know that as the long weekend comes to an end it is always a little bit of a bummer to think of having to jump back into work again tomorrow, but rather than dreading work keep this in mind:

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”

And as Gary Player said:

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

So get excited to go back to work because working hard makes you luckier and its keeps you moving on the road toward achieving your dreams. So YAY FOR WORK!

Have a great day everyone!

~Amy Rees Anderson

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