Today is a holiday that honors the “working man.” At least that’s what was envisioned when the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City in 1882.
But maybe today we should call it Consumerism Day or Materialism Day or Best-Day-for-a-Car-Sale Day. Because it’s focus seems to have somehow morphed into a day for commerce.
So, ironically, instead of a day off for working people, everyone in the retail business has to work harder.
One thing that seems to fit nicely with Labor Day is time to spend with your family. Lots of vacation stuff happens around this long weekend, and I really like that.
Enjoy the day, spend it with family or friends. Relax, converse and just enjoy being with others. It’s a lost art these days.