If you’re an American reading this today, Happy Labor Day! Feeling kind of curious about this holiday? You might find this summary of Labor Day factoids from CNN interesting.
Me? I’m feeling more pensive at the moment. Labor Day is always the day before school starts, marking the end of our summer and the transition into the new school year. During the summer, I love the warm weather and the extra time we spend together as a family and am loathe to let that go. As a family, we really dial it back in the summer – we have fewer commitments and more time to connect over dinners on the back deck.
We go to the beach . .
. . .explore new perspectives while on vacation . . .
. . .and play a game of catch in the front yard after dinner with friends.
The Labor Day holiday for me is a “threshold” day that promises more activity once we step across. People continually remind me that my kids’ childhood will be gone in the blink of an eye. When talking with my eldest child (who is now tall enough to look me straight in the eye), I know it’s true. So even though this holiday was created to honor the American worker, for now at least, it means something entirely different to me.
What does the Labor Day holiday mean to you?
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