“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.” Thomas Jefferson
Labor Day Weekend is a time to shift gears from the summer of surf and sand fun to a return to work and the impending fall season. It sets the tone serving us notice that summer has ended and new rules will soon apply. Labor Day marks the end of wearing white in some circles; the start of football season; the time to pack away summer things and do fall dusting and unpacking; watch the changing colors of falling foliage; a time to plan for Thanksgivings dinners, Christmas holiday shopping and other things that will soon take up our time… It is also a time for reflection on what summer meant and what we might have missed.
“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” Bertrand Russell
This was a busy but relatively easy summer for me… I got out a bit more though never quite made it to any of the wonderful beaches dotting the NY landscape. I took lots of photos of flowers and nature landscapes and rediscovered the beauty of my neighborhood… My twins graduated high school and took off to college leaving us as empty nesters. It was a great period of growth for all of us and we have been the richer for it. Labor has been a constant on my mind; in all its forms and we could all use more of it…
“The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.” Jim Rohn
As the fall approaches, I have a few fires to stoke and projects to complete. I will continue with all the writing projects in front of me, empty out closets of old clothes and unused things that no longer serve my lifestyle, and do some fall planting of new seeds; figuratively and otherwise… I will continue to wear white as it pleases me and eat ice cream if I choose. I will watch the leaves fall and capture the changing foliage which can be very pretty in these parts. Football season will come and go, and soon, a blanket of snow will replace the warmth; leaving everything stark in its wake… More below.
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson
I have no summer regrets actually but I do know that I would like to have a few more gatherings of friends next summer… Maybe meet some of my blog buddies who might be local. That would be fun… I’d like to learn a new skill and that is part of my fall plan; get fit for fall is on my agenda too. I love fall clothing; all the heavy knits, earth tones, boots and coats suit me. So, I look forward to the change. HAPPY LABOR DAY! What about you? What are your thoughts? Any regrets or things you missed this summer? How did you spend your Labor Day? What final things do you want to enjoy during the remaining summer weather? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Today is Labor day in the United States, a national holiday for workers. It marks the end of summer, so for many it’s a last holiday out in the sun.
Positive Motivation Tip: As you wrap up the summer give thanks for the upcoming fall…
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