I still think it’s funny how when Labor Day weekend arrives, most people don’t labor. Unless you believe all the grocery shopping, grill prepping, and boat cleaning don’t count as labor.
Does that sound like your Labor Day weekend?
Or are you one of those so-called entrepreneurs or business owners who actually run a business even on Labor Day weekend. And, if that’s you, I salute you. Matter of fact, I join you. Because the pursuit of success doesn’t get all the days off that others get. Right?
But why do we even have Labor Day?
Well, here’s what I found out about it, directly from a government web page:
“The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.”
So, almost 140 years later, here we are, America. Labor Day weekend 2023.
I’m sure some have decided to go ahead and make it a four day weekend. And they’re probably at the store, right now, picking up some extra burgers and hot dogs and mucho bags of chips. I’m sure there aren’t any people I know who are adding adult beverages to the list. But I hear some people do.
Regardless of how you celebrate, I hope it’s a safe weekend for you.
And even if you’re a highly driven entrepreneur or business owner, maybe give yourself at least a little break. C’mon, what’s a few hours away from work gonna hurt? And you’ve been working hard. Right? So, don’t feel guilty for rewarding yourself with some chill time.
As for me, I might be chillin’ and grillin’. Or I might be doin’ something else thrillin’. But no matter what it is, I won’t forget that my days of labor made my choices possible.
Cheers to you and yours. Be safe, and I’ll talk to you next week.