Labor: productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain.
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.
When we think of labor, or Labor Day we often think of the hours of work that we put in at the institutions or companies that employ us, and the first Monday of September that we have off to cook out, or relax with family and friends.
But how often do we truely appreciate the fruits of our labor or productive activity. The very connotation of the word labor may invoke an ominous vision of senseless physical or mental exertion to no end. But the fact of the matter is that our labor can be quite productive. Everything from the effort that we put into our own personal progress, spiritually, physically, and mentally. To the years that we spend shaping and molding our children into productive, vital citizens in society is fruitful, rewarding labor that requires much more than any employer could demand or require, and pays an extraordinarily higher dividend than any monetary system can measure.
These investments in time are worth more than any pay check, and yield blessings that last a lifetime. Celebratory labor that produces pure gold, pure satisfaction, and a day unlike any other. A day in which we celebrate our good work, and recognize that fact that it moves us forward.