What do you do? Translated, that means what is your life's labor that helps you make a living?
On this Labor Day, it is worth remembering how quickly in a get-acquainted conversation the question about our work focus comes up.
That's a reflection of how important everyone's work is in the grand scheme of our world.
What we do is what makes the world go around. And the beauty of it all is that, in the total picture of a thriving community, state and nation, all jobs are created relatively equal.
A thriving workplace needs everyone. Administrators can't function and succeed without everyone else doing their job well. Everyone else works best with a game plan, a direction, a focus, a purpose, which, in a thriving workplace, comes from selfless leadership.
On this Labor Day, we are within our rights to worry about the delicate fabric described above being ripped apart.
Too many children today are growing up without with the traditional setting that includes an understanding of work ethic. Too many children aren't getting the kind of education that reinforces the proper work ethic.
Work ethic doesn't just happen. It evolves from the proper influences instilling it.
On this Labor Day, we hope for a rebirth of the foundations that produce the work ethic that will help our communities and workplaces thrive in the future.