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Reflections On Labor Day

September 5, 2011

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Today, as American’s mark the unofficial end of summer with Labor Day, we hope you’ll take time for some reflection. Some things you may want to consider:

  • Despite the 9.0-plus unemployment rate, we in American live in relative affluence and wealth. There is a reason we have problems with illegal immigration; people want to come to America to pursue their dreams. After all, American is known as the Land of Opportunity.
  • Although there are many signs of coming hardships, preppers are better prepared to weather the storms of life than the average person. By preparing, we are positioning ourselves to help our friends and neighbors should the need arise.
  • We’ve all heard the saying “Hope for the best and plan for the worst.” Frequently, we focus a lot of our attention on the second part of the motto – preparing for the worst. But try not to focus solely on the negatives. Spend some time hoping for the best and enjoying the good things in life.
  • Life today moves fast. Make sure you spend some time with your family and friends. Don’t get so busy making a living (or prepping for the worst) that you forget to make a life.
Wishing you a happy Labor Day!
Joe & Laura

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5 Comments on “Reflections On Labor Day”

  1. Arsenius the Hermit Says:

    Seems to me, that every Labor Day for the last few years, fewer and fewer people are doing well. Too many people, and that’s exacerbated by the massive flow of third world immigrants into the country. Too few jobs. Manufacturing is about gone and “services” rely heavily on computers. People are just expendable items to employers these days. I suppose I should try to take a more unlifting point of view, after all, it is a holiday. Just seems like the future is not looking too bright.

    Reply

    • Joe Says:

      Holidays often serve as reminders of the current state of things. You’re definitely right, Arsenius, things today are not nearly as good as they were even just a few years ago.

      I keep hoping for the trend to reverse itself. But I’m not sure that it will or even can.

      Joe

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  2. SurvivalWoman Says:

    Being an optimist, I truly believe in living in the moment with the hope that the best is yet to come. Today, that is very difficult when by observation, I see so many in need of the most basic cornerstones of life, namely food, shelter and medical care.

    Also, I now feel a bit disenchanted with our holiday system where so many go out and party, drink and celebrate a day off of work without any thought to the initial intent of the celebration.

    Since I feel itinappropriateiate to flaunt abundance when there are so many in need, I fully endorse your reminder that this is an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and to give thanks for what we do have. We need to embrace life the best we can and continue to dwell upon the goodness of humanity. Yes, there is still goodness around us – you just have to open your eyes and look.

    == Gaye

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