Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day

So Labor Day was initially created to celebrate trade and labor unions . . . what's it become now?  It almost seems like it's now the official end to summer; a time to barbecue, take a day off, etc.

I was going to go to my list of quotes and pull out something inspiring that someone else wrote and tie it back to Labor Day -- I actually went through all of my quotes and earmarked some that seem more than appropriate, and then I stopped.  If we're celebrating working (because it's unlikely that we're still celebrating labor unions), then I have just this to say:

Labor doing what you love.

Sometimes what you love doesn't pay what you think it's worth right off the bat.  Sometimes doing what you love is the opposite of what everyone thinks you should do.  Ultimately people that do what they love get the right kinds of rewards, they love waking up every morning and going to work (read "laboring"), which, in my limited experience, is worth much more than making a bunch of money and doing what you hate.

So, yes, I'm laboring today, but it's because I'm doing what I love to do. 

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