As summer days dwindle, September arrives as a pause to reflect on this year so far. There may be goals we have not met or we may have accomplished great things. Unexpected events may have brought sadness or joy into our lives. No matter where we are, we still have a lot to look forward to as the year nears its end.
There is time to celebrate our dark side with humor.
There is time to express our gratitude for our blessings.
There is time to embrace the light.
There is time to look forward to a new beginning in the coming year.
“Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” – Ephesians 6:6-7
“The man who rolls up his shirt sleeves is rarely in danger of losing his shirt.” – Anonymous
“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level–I mean the wages of decent living.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
”I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.” — John Rockefeller
“God give me work, till my life shall end / And life, till my work is done.” -Epitaph of Winifred Holtby