3 Ways To Honor American Workers – Labor Day Thoughts

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Today is Labor Day.

For most of us, it is a day to celebrate the end of summer and to look forward to the routine of fall.  Our family will most likely be doing a few projects around the house, going to the pool for one last outdoor swim, and having a picnic.

Labor Day was created in the late 1880’s in an effort to honor American workers for their contribution to our country.  I’m guessing most of us have forgotten this as we enjoy the day off.  To help us remember the reason we have the day off from work and school, here are a few ways to honor workers past and present:

3 Ways To Honor American Workers

  1. Treat others the way you want to be treated.  The golden rule applied to workers means we treat workers the way we want to be treated.  If you are a boss, treat your team members well.  If you are a customer, treat those working for you with respect and dignity.  If you are a co-worker, treat your colleagues like they are valuable teammates.  Honoring workers starts by treating those who work around us the way we want to be treated.
  2. Work hard.  We dishonor those who work hard when we don’t give our best effort in our own work.  Be intentional as you work.  Be diligent.  Be laser-focused.  Resist the urge to be lazy.  If you really want to honor workers, you must work hard yourself.
  3. Say thank you.  Honoring workers starts and ends with appreciation.  Write a thank you note to a well-deserving worker.  Say thank you when a worker provides excellent service.  By putting some gratitude in your attitude, you can bring honor to those who work around you.

Thank you for the hard work you do.  Thank you for putting in the extra effort even when you felt like throwing in the towel.  Thank you for your contributions in making the world a better place.  I hope you enjoy the day off, because you deserve it!

Happy Labor Day!

What is your occupation?  Tell me about it in the comments.