This year we have a better deeper understanding about the value of work. Work is precious and doing what you love is even more valuable. Not everybody gets recognized for the value of their work, but thankfully most people continue to provide value for selfless reasons.
And right now, we have a lot of people who are compelled to continue their work, even without proper recognition.
Over the past few months, we have truly discovered that not all hero’s wear capes. This Labour Day we have a new class of hero called “Essential Workers” to celebrate, acknowledge and thank from the deepest part of our hearts.
Healthcare professionals - on the front lines of treating COVID-19 and other medical needs.
Retail, grocery and food service workers - providing us with food and supplies.
Custodians and janitorial staff - working hard to keep our community clean and resistant to germs.
First responders - who continually tend to the urgent needs of the community.
Transportation workers - who drive us, deliver mail, and stock our stores.
Maintenance workers - who are keeping our utilities running.
Community leaders and volunteers - who help people get through this crisis.
Teachers and school staff - who have worked through the summer to re-design educational plans.
What is important about Labour Day is not counting trophies and cheers, but evaluating how your work makes you feel and the contribution you make to the people you care about – even if it is not recognized in the moment.
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who continues to provide the value we didn’t even know we needed.