It is now September and it is Labor Day weekend.
It’s just about the end of summer and the beginning of fall.
Labor Day was meant for people who work. It is a way for people to be grateful for and find joy in their work by having a well deserved break from work.
You hear about a lot of people who are without and can’t find work these days. You also hear about self-employed people and/or small business owners like myself who get little to no business for periods of time. I have heard this about others and I have also personally experienced it myself.
On Labor Day weekend, I find myself thinking about work a lot.
It really isn’t just a means to put food on the table to survive.
In the book, “The Gospel of the Redman: A Way of Life,” Ernest Thompson Seton says that we should love our lives and that we should find all things in our life beautiful. The book also says to be happy in your personal strength and beauty.
Work certainly takes up a large portion of our daily lives. Don’t get me wrong, family and loved ones always come first, but it’s important to love what you do, especially when it takes up so much of your time. Also, it is the very fact that we work that allows us to enjoy a nice day off of work like Labor Day.
For me, if cleaning and pressing your clothing can help you find beauty and happiness in your life, I will be a happy this Labor Day.
Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website here.