Labor:  Physical or mental exertion, especially when difficult or exhausting

Labor Day is traditionally a day when we remember all of those who work.  They get a day off to be remembered and thanked for all of their efforts.  But, who doesn’t work in one capacity or another?  Let’s not leave them out:

For those who work in the home,

For those who take care of children

For those who care for an aging parent

For those who volunteer their time to serve the poor

For those who work each day trying to find ‘work’

For those who work at maintaining peace

For those who work at forgiveness

For those who work at remembering

For those who work at forgetting

For those who work at trying to love the ‘unlovable’

For those who work at trying to stay in a broken relationship

For those who work at trying to leave a broken relationship

For those who work at staying silent

For those who work at finding the words

For those who work to strengthen their faith when it is dark and dry

For those who work to bring others to God

Today we remember those who labor – today we remember all of us!