KATHIE’S KORNER — Labor Day 2022 is the perfect time to celebrate loyal workers – Orange Leader

KATHIE’S KORNER – Labor Day 2022 is the perfect time to celebrate loyal hard workers

Posted at 12:04 a.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2022

Definition of work: effort, industry, effort, toil, work.

Sloths, wake up and get moving! If you don’t have a job or are retired (seated), volunteer somewhere. There are lots of opportunities.

Examples: delivering mail or flowers to nearby hospitals, rocking babies, driving friends to shopping areas, answering phones in your church, helping teachers, missionaries or ministers, and more…

The labor movement actually began on the first day of Labor Day in 1882 and was dedicated as a federal holiday in 1894 for workers’ relief, rest, or other forms of leave.

Labor Day and Memorial Day are “patriotic holidays,” an annual national tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

My brothers and I learned a tough, healthy, strong, but satisfying “work ethic” growing up in the 1950s in Compton, California.

We were raised by parents who worked hard and built a very successful construction business throughout the Los Angeles area. It was mainly masonry and masonry. My dad was an amazing artist, from the blueprints he read, bidding on big tracks of beautiful homes and patios (some still standing in California).

He sometimes traveled to Arizona to find colored or fossil-laden rock for custom homes and fireplaces. Mom was at the desk and at the piano and organ with a beautiful voice, accompanying me in recitals and church solos.

Our parents taught us when we were children to work hard. We thought it was normal and we still do: chores, being part of the family, caring for animals, working at school, practicing our musical instruments and our voice.

We also played hard. Being competitive motivated us to win! This period of studying with private coaches and practicing our music from an early age was a preparation for my brother and I to become professional musicians.

I studied with a private voice teacher for eight years and piano. Everything adds up and counts.

Preparation is NOT wasted time. We have studied with charismatic pastors and teachers for years to bring our Word level and our gifts of the Holy Spirit to the musical level. It took years, then only to ask God for a vision, well planned, by God.

Our three children have learned this same “work ethic” and, as adults, are doing very well in their lives and in their positions in law firms.

Our daughters love God, and their husbands all have nice homes and are not watchmakers but loyal workers, one and all.

I am very proud of them and their accomplishments and that they are happy in God. So the next time someone says “don’t work too hard,” smile and work.

I salute all “hard and loyal workers” in America and around the world. Happy Labour Day!

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Orange Newsmedia. She can be contacted at [email protected]