Happy Labor Day!

What does the holiday mean for you?

  • An end of summer hurrah?
  • One last day or two at the lake or beach?
  • Maybe a gathering of friends with a fire or cookout?
  • A chance to knuckle down and get a DIY project done?
  • And maybe even for some, it’s no different than any other day.


Busy Bee on Teasel  | Labor Day | AnExtraordinaryDay.net


There is a bit of history behind Labor Day and why we celebrate it which I won’t get into that here.   Instead I am thinking, if we have work…be it for someone else or we’re our own task master…we are blessed.

Recently I heard that the “real” unemployment numbers are more like 15 %.  That’s a lot of people who are certainly not making ends meet.   So, on this Labor Day let’s celebrate work.  Work which brings in dollars and cents to put food on the table, a roof over our heads, and clothes on our backs.

To have work is a blessing.  

In the midst of gathering with friends and family, finishing projects, and getting ready for the new school year…

Let’s celebrate work! 

The other day I captured this Carpenter Bee busily gathering pollen, almost frantic in his attempts as the sun was setting.  And just maybe this bumbler gives us reason to evaluate our work, our attitude towards it, and our work ethic overall.

Who are we trying to please as we work?  This verse from the Book of Colossians in the Bible helps us to recognize that we need to give our best all the time.  Afterall we aren’t really working for mere man, but the King of the universe.   Isn’t that a bit mind blowing?


Labor Day | Busy Bee gathering pollen | Work for God not for man | An Extraordinary Day.net


Does Labor Day hold any special significance to you? 

What are you doing this Labor Day?  


Happy Labor Day!


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  1. Labor Day for us means time with family and college football! 🙂 I love the verse you quoted today!

    • Diane says

      Hi Rebecca! We love college football too! Hope your team wins!
      Wishing you a blessed holiday and start to fall!

  2. Thanks for the reminder! I totally miss thinking about work as a blessing often! I need to remember that others may not be so fortunate! Thanks for the reminder!

    PS Visiting yo from sits share day!

    • Diane says

      And I am quite sure, Miss Busy as a Honey Bee (Simone) that you are no doubt a worker bee for sure.
      Thanks for stopping by. Hope your day is Extraordinary!!

  3. Thx for stopping by my blog!

    We are already busy on school work, college applications, and a bit of an attempt to declutter the garages to be ready for a possible necessary evil – a third car. Also spent time with friends and had a birthday dinner for my 85 yr old dad. All in all – a much needed 3 days!

    • Diane says

      Hi Beth! If you’re like me, you might even have wished for four days!!!
      Thanks for popping over. Hope your week is Extraordinary!

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