Friday, September 4, 2009
For Friday, September 4th, 2009
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2009
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow
JUST FOR TODAY
We all need to look for the silver linings in our day-to-day lives
Just for today: I will joyfully serve God and others. By giving and receiving joyfully in the workplace, I become a powerful expression of God in service to the world
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend
IT’S FRIDAY !!
Labor Day weekend will start for me when I leave work this evening and head out to the campground. In honor of this special occasion I put together a little labor day trivia for you all.
How Labor Day all began... In 19th century America, the industrial revolution was in full bloom, and people were needed en masse to feed the machines of mass production. Millions responded, coming from the farms by the promise of the American dream, a trust in the commonwealth. The people wanted a secure year-round income in an environment sheltered from the often harsh elements. What they found was a life toiling twelve and fourteen hours a day in dingy and sometimes dangerous conditions in factories and underground mines.
Labor Day evolved from the growing working class developing out of the industrial revolution. It was recognized for a basic American belief in the importance of hard work to achieve success.
Peter McGuire, the President for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Union and a leader for the Knights of Labor, suggested a holiday celebrating and honoring labor to the Central Labor Union of New York City. On September 2, 1882, the Central Labor Union staged a parade and celebration in New York City. It was such a success, it was repeated the following year and has continued to be popular in modern day.
There is no real significance to the date itself. According to McGuire, he selected the First Monday in September simply because it was in between July 4 and Thanksgiving. He thought it would provide a nice respite. Today it has become a symbol of the end of summer, the end of vacation, the beginning of school, and the beginning of fall.
This Labor Day turn on the sprinkler and sip some lemonade, but don't forget to give a toast to those who made it possible.
God willing and the creek don’t rise I’ll see you all again on Tuesday morning with my newsletter.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
Father, give us the strength, the wisdom, and the love
to shed your light in this dark world.
In Jesus' name
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
Today is National Newspaper Carrier Day
It's Peter Rabbit's Birthday, born on this date in 1893
Today is National Macadamia Nut Day
Today is National Bright Idea Day
1882: Thomas Edison flipped a switch to turn on 400 light bulbs in offices on Spruce, Wall, Nassau, and Pearl streets in New York's lower Manhattan, the world's first electric lighting
1964: Gilligan’s Island premiered on CBS-TV. The cast was stranded for three full seasons and 98 episodes. Bob Denver was Gilligan
Full Moon Tonight
The Moon will be full at 11:03 a.m. CDT today. It is known as the Fruit Moon or Corn Moon. Most years, September's full Moon is also the Harvest Moon. This year, however, it's too far from the fall equinox, so October's full Moon gets the honor.
The definition of a Harvest Moon is: the full moon closest to the fall equinox. The Harvest Moon was thus named because it rises within a half-hour of when the sun sets. In early days, when farmers had no tractors, it was essential that they work by the light of the moon to bring in the harvest. This moon is the fullest moon of the year. When you gaze at it, it looks very large and gives a lot of light throughout the entire night. No other lunar spectacle is as awesome as the Harvest Moon
New Labor Rules
Do you ever feel overworked, over-regulated, under-leisured and under benefited? Take heart, this notice was found in the ruins of a London office building. It was dated 1852:
1. This firm has reduced the hours of work, and the clerical staff will now only have to be present between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays.
2. Clothing must be of sober nature. The clerical staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colors, nor will they wear hose unless in good repair.
3. Overshoes and topcoats may not be worn in the office, but neck scarves and headwear may be worn in inclement weather.
4. A stove is provided for the benefit of the clerical staff. Coal and wood must be kept in the locker. It is recommended that each member of the clerical staff bring four pounds of coal each day during the cold weather.
5. No member of the clerical staff may leave the room without permission from the supervisor.
6. No talking is allowed during business hours.
7. The craving for tobacco, wine, or spirits is a human weakness, and as such is forbidden to all members of the clerical staff.
8. Now that the hours of business have been drastically reduced, the partaking of food is allowed between 11:30 and noon, but work will not on any account cease!
9. Members of the clerical staff will provide their own pens. A new sharpener is available on application to the supervisor.
10. The supervisor will nominate a senior clerk to be responsible for the cleanliness of the main office and the supervisor's private office. All boys and juniors will report to him 40 minute before prayers and will remain after closing hours for similar work. Brushes, brooms, scrubbers, and soap are provided by the owners.
11. The owners recognize the generosity of the new labor laws, but will expect a great rise in output of work to compensate for these near Utopian conditions.
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men
Having a job can be hard work. Even for those who truly enjoy their jobs, it's nice to have a Labor Day breather. But until the day comes when our work is over, our task is to make our labor a testimony to God's glory
It's not the hours you put in that count, but what you put in the hours.
Store spices and dried herbs away from the stove--they'll lose flavor near heat and steam
18 DAYS TIL FALL!
Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your Heart
May there be a miracle in YOUR life today
and may you have the EYES to SEE it!
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!