You read right. Despite furloughs, layoffs and pay cuts, we should celebrate labor day. Why? Because we can. Labor day was instituted to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the American Worker. You can read about its history here.
I know this year has been tough for a lot of people. It’s been tough on me too. Let’s not lose perspective though. Our country may not be the leader in all things anymore and we may be losing ground to other countries in some areas, but, America is still a great country. People from all over the world are still trying to immigrate here because no matter how fed up we are with our government leaders and our financial institutions, it is still a great place to live.
As for the American Worker? If there is anything that Americans have proven over the years, it is that we are resilient. Yes times are hard. But perhaps this is what our country needed. We were going down paths that were fiscally unsustainable. While we all want to live comfortably and retire, maybe…. just maybe, we got a little to complacent. Maybe we were asking for too much, and giving too little. Perhaps we lost perspective on what it takes to make our country thrive.
Perhaps we do have to work a little harder in order to provide for our families. Just maybe, we need to be move involved as a people in the functioning of our government.
But here’s the point, we live in a country that allows us to work hard and be rewarded for our efforts. We just need to take advantage of it.
Many immigrant families that migrate to our country find financial security and happiness. Why? Because they are not afraid of hard work and they are hungry, in some cases very hungry, for financial security. Americans can take advantage of this too! We should be celebrating our freedoms and choose to persevere despite the state of the economy.
What do you think? Will the American Worker bounce back?
All the best!
All the time!