Labor Day has come and gone, and I am wondering what that means in your journey and in mine. We are likely all to agree that this is the final good-bye for Summer 2015, with the lazy, hazy days that went on and on and on. Labor Day Weekend may be spent in many ways. Our dear friends, Kelly and Paul caught up on some household projects as they prepare for a special weekend to celebrate the life of their son on October 3, 2015. My sis, Laura Lea and her family spent this weekend in preparation for their daughter’s wedding in mid-November. Some, like my sister, Kathy, took a long road trip this weekend to visit with aging family members, like her 90 year-old father-in-law, in New Jersey. Walker and Jessica attended a college friend’s wedding in Jacksonville. Countless of us spent the weekend cooking out, chilling in pools, lakes or on beaches, like my sis, Mary Ann who is spending this week at Blue Mountain Beach with her family, including two precious grandsons who are only 15 weeks apart in age. Many great football teams kicked off their seasons and our two favorites: University of Georgia and Auburn University both pulled an opening win!
Did you know? Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.
Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Therefore, in 1887, the United States holiday was established in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored. (Wikipedia)
No matter how you spent your Labor Day Weekend, I hope you took time out to stop and remember how blessed we are to be alive. There are so many tragic circumstances today. Syrian’s civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. Click here to read more. Officers are under attack, like this incident in Las Vegas on Sunday. The heroin epidemic grows bigger in our country. Yes, our world is full of struggles across the globe today, no doubt about it. Still, there is much to be grateful for.