We had a U.S. holiday recently. It is scheduled for the first Monday in September and is known as Labor Day. I just wanted to take a minute to write a quick blog about it. The day off is nice but not really why I wanted to write this blog. The important thing here is what it takes to be able to take a break after the work is finished. See, the way I see it is, a LOT of work goes into our lives here in the United States. Look at our lives right now and see what really went into making it the great county that it is today. Being in the United States, we have been blessed by a lot of work so that we do not need to go out and hunt our own food. I guess I should back up a little and point out how God gave us a great example. He worked hard for six days during creation and rested on the seventh. He even told us to do the same. What do I get from that example? There was work and then there was rest. The same ought to be true for us. We should really consider what we take so much for granted. If you live in an average neighborhood and have a safe and comfortable bed to sleep in consider all that it took to make that possible for you. Somebody needed to make the bed frame, mattress, pillow, etc. What about the factory that made the sheets, pillowcase and blankets? How about the need for somebody to wash the sheets? Then thereâ€™s the socks, p.j.s (maybe), the toothbrush you use, and then thereâ€™s the whole house. The framing, plumbing, insulation, sheetrock, taping, paint, the roof, floor, etc. Maybe that sounds silly but really. Iâ€™m thinking about all of that and more. What about all the people that worked to make a safe and comfortable community for you to live in? What about the free country that you now lay your head down in? Iâ€™d say thereâ€™s been SO much work that went into it. What did it take to clear the land your city/town has where you live? Were there deadly animals that lived there at one time? What about the roads, the basic infrastructure? Law enforcement, political factors, church, etc. are also important to consider in what Iâ€™m saying here. I know there is SO MUCH more to say. If we kept listing out everything that goes into the work that was done for what we now so easily take for granted it could take a very long time so Iâ€™ll stop there. I think our country has a lot of people that like to not work. Not because they are unable to work but prefer to live off the government. I know that sounds better than though and discriminatory against low S.E.S. I do not mean that at all. Iâ€™m just saying I see it at work all the time. 20 something year-olds that donâ€™t work and donâ€™t plan on working come into my office and are looking for me to sign off on their unemployment/disability paperwork. Iâ€™m not talking about people that really canâ€™t work but people that are trying to milk the system. After the work then there is time to rest. If we continue to only rest then things will fall apart. If we simply think that we work so we can play and end there, thereâ€™s a problem. The way I see it is we ought to plan our time off so that we are ready to work more because we are refreshed and ready to give it all we have. We stand on the shoulders of other not seeing that as the end and only take care of ourselves. It is about working to take care of others and make them comfortable. Anyway, Iâ€™m done laying out my thoughts on this for now. I hope people read this and give me some feedback on it. Thank you all.