Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Happy Labor Day! For some this marks the end of summer but for others it's a day of rest from the regular demands of work. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 after the labor movement demanded safer working conditions, an 8-hour workday, fair wages, and the end to child labor. Those goals were eventually realized but sometimes we struggle with getting out of bed and going to work even if your paid well and work in a safe place. Perhaps you're created to do something else, but even if you don't like your job consider yourself blessed. After all, we're all hardwired for work. It brings dignity and self-sufficiency. We're also hardwired for rest. So, enjoy your day off today with family and friends and thanks to God for your job as you rest.