Ice Breaker – Labor Day

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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According to Wikipedia, Labor Day is “a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.”  For most Americans today, Labor Day simply represents the end of summer and the beginning of the school year.  Today’s Stretched Ice Breaker is inspired by the original reason for Labor Day.

Question:  Pick one job (not your own) for which you are thankful and tell us about it.

My Answer:  I’m thankful for teachers.  There are many people have influenced me – pastors, youth leaders, bosses, (to name just a few).  Sometimes overlooked though are the teachers.  I can think of so many teachers who have had a positive impact on my life.  From band teachers to math and science teachers, I am thankful for so many teachers who have invested in my life and have made me a better person.  If you are a teacher, thank you for what you do.  I hope you have a great Labor Day and a spectacular school year.

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