Labor Day In America

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. (From History.com)

To everyone who has worked to build their families and communities I salute you. Be proud of what you have done to make this world better. Whether you are punching a clock or drawing a salary your work matters. Work hard and live well. Thank you for your service to those who are working. Here is to those who are looking for their next opportunity.

Being Kind To The Staff

It’s important I think to be kind to the staff of a hotel or motel in which you are staying. Those folks work hard to make your stay the best it can be. Some of those folks work strange hours for not a lot of pay. Even when a staff person isn’t polite to you it can change their day to show them kindness, it might help them get through their shift. This past week I made a point to ask the staff I encountered how they were doing and I hope it helped them keep going and know that someone cared a little.