“A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labor of others, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give the same measure that I have received and continue to receive.” -Albert Einstein
This is a very different Labor Day holiday than we are used to — but this entire year has been bizarre. Not only is this another holiday that many of us will spend apart from our family and friends — or with a limited number — but it’s also a time when we honor and celebrate the work that people do when many people have lost their jobs.
As Einstein said, our lives depend on the labor of others, and I’m thankful for all those who contribute to the well-being of our communities, while my heart goes out to all those who so desperately want to work and can’t because of the pandemic. Jobs can give so much meaning and joy to our lives, not to mention financial security, and I hope that everyone who can’t find one at this time will get the needed aid they deserve. Sooner would be better than later.
May your Labor Day holiday be a good one, no matter your circumstances. And may we always be thankful for those who work so hard for their satisfaction and our well-being.