Labor Day

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. (Aristotle, 4th century BC Greek philosopher)

This is the day each year when we honor those in the workforce who provide the necessities and often luxuries of life for us. Sometimes work is difficult and tiring, but Aristotle suggests that if we strive for perfection, we can find pleasure and be gratified in our jobs. You may recall that Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God (Ecclesiastes 2:24).