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Joy of Labor

Updated on August 30, 2017

Labor Can Be A Joy

In The Joy of Working, Denis Waitley and Reni Witt wrote: "When you take responsibility for your thoughts, your work habits, your goals, your life, you'll find you're creating your own horoscope for success. Once you sow the seeds--being true to yourself, taking control, and accepting responsibility--you'll reap a harvest of fulfillment and joy."

There are heart aches for the working man. We must remember the miners and the working soldiers. God bless these men who both have given their lives in providing a living for their families and protecting our country.

There are many joys of labor. It may be the job we go to each day, the taking care of a ill friend or loved one, or our children we brought in to this world via the ultimate of joy of labor - birth. Whatever yours might be, this is the time to rejoice!

Labor Day History

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold." Continue: Labor Day History

Workers of Days Past

Working Man - AND MOM

What's Your Status of Your Labor?

How do you feel about your work?

Albert Einstein

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.... Henry Kissinger

Volunteering - Giving Without Compensation

Is Volunteering Considered Working? Can it be a labor of love?

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God sells us all things at the price of labor. ~Leonardo da Vinci

Grant Wood's "American Gothic"

Grant Wood's "American Gothic"
Grant Wood's "American Gothic"

Labor Documented In Paintings

Daniel Celentano's "Lower Manhattan" 1934

A Soldier's Prayer

They have the toughest job!



As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)


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