“The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.“ Jim Rohn
If you were recently laid off and are having difficulty finding a new job, consider that you might have hidden gifts or passions that were untapped in your regular career that you are now available to explore. The universe might simply be moving you in a more fulfilling direction. Daily OM Madisyn Taylor
Today is Labor Day in the United States of America; a national holiday for all workers. It also happens to mark the end of summer, and many seize the opportunity to go away for a last hurray and weekend in the sun. If you care about such things, it’s also the last weekend to wear white. Even though I was tempted to name my post HAPPY LABOR DAY, I paused as I was reminded again that millions of folk remain without employment and the job loss has taken its toll.
But don’t despair… there could be a silver lining out there. As I struggled with that image in my heart, I came across the quote above in my Daily OM. Again, another important message that labor is not only life but an opportunity to explore all our gifts and offer them in service to humanity. What are your gifts? Have you explored other ways to contribute your skills/labor? Labor provides us with a lifeline to freedom; the freedom to choose a variety of daily living options. More below!
“Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. ” Ralph Ransom
“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” Albert Einstein
Today, On NPR radio, I listened to a riveting interview with Nobel Prize-winning economist, Joseph E. Stiglitz, on how our growing economic inequality endangers Our future as a nation. The interview was based on Stiglitz’ latest book: The Price of Inequality – How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future. His analysis is not based on empty political pronouncements but on solid economic research and evaluation, and his insights are sobering. According to Stiglitz, as our nation increasingly becomes a plutocracy, and the gap between the 1% and everyone else widens, we are creating an unequal society with an unstable economy and economic inequalities that, eventually, will hurt us all.
Until we embrace the wisdom of supporting and empowering ALL Americans equitably; able, disabled, and unable, our road to recovery will remain rocky. I would not like to see America become like some other nations with all the power/wealth in the hands of a few and everyone else scrambling like crabs in a bucket, fighting for crumbs. Labor is Life and all of us, not just the chosen few, need that lifeline to keep our freedoms alive. Read that book! What are your thoughts?
HAPPY LABOR DAY! What about you? What are your thoughts? Are there things you missed doing this summer? How did you spend your Labor Day weekend? What final things do you want to do as the warm weather winds down? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post:
Positive Motivation Tip: As we bring summer to a close and welcome the fall, lets give thanks to all that came before and for the future.
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