The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. This Labor Day celebrate your accomplishments.

The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers.  Servicemen and women contributions had gone unrecognized for far too long.  Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations.

Since then, we now acknowledge the contributions of all American workers who so graciously work as laborer’s to others.  FEW recognize their tenacity to never quit.   These days, we know that  our work can be a thankless jobs.   Laborers are becoming few are far between while companies are expecting to reap even more.  But, be encouraged to never quit.   I would like to share with you one of my favorite poems that encourages me.   Happy Labor Day.

IT COULDN’T BE DONE
Edgar Guest

Somebody said it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing and he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one has ever done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took of his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing and he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.


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