Labor Day 2023

Labor Day 2023

Hey, good morning team. Well, September 4th, Labor Day. Today is kind of like a lot of other holidays. Many of us, especially this one, this day typically means, for most of us, that we understand school starting or has already started in some cases. So, our kids are going back to school. For us, tomorrow, my boys go back to school. Some schools have already started, others are starting probably tomorrow. It just depends on where you live, and what district, and so on and so forth.

So, we understand that. We also understand that it’s kind of one of the last nicer days that we can have, maybe a final barbecue. We understand that the apartment complexes, and maybe if we have our own pool or whatever, we’re getting ready to button it up. It’s getting too cold outside. We have to clean the pool. We got to put the cover on or we gotta roll it up, let the air out, clean it up so it doesn’t get moldy, and pack it away in the shed until next year so that we can get it back out.

So, today is a day that we’re celebrating those final moments. Those barbecues, those times with family. And the nicer weather because we know we’re going to be marching into rainy, dreary weather, colder weather, and leaves falling off the trees. We’ve got to rake the leaves, you know, all that kind of stuff. And you guys are all sitting there, Chad, you’re trying to depress me. No, I’m not trying to depress you, I’m just trying to say that, right? We really celebrate this day as kind of being the last final nice holiday that we enjoy.

I mean, we enjoy Christmas, we enjoy New Year’s. We enjoy all those things that will be coming up. The parties, the raffles, and the giveaways, Thanksgiving, and time to be thankful, and the harvest, and stuff. We’re going to enjoy all that. And of course, for Sonja, we got Halloween coming up. While it’s not a holiday nationally recognized as a day off, Sonja disagrees with. Which we can understand because she loves Halloween. We have Halloween coming up.

But the reason I wanted to just reach out to you is not just to say, hey, enjoy those of you who have the time off. If you’re working today, I just want to say thank you for putting in the time and a half and getting paid, and doing what we know we need to do and that’s be valuable because nothing less will do.

But the other thing I wanted to do is just say thank you to all of you. Labor Day, it’s about those that labor, those that have worked. We’re celebrating the worker, the people that make the economic engine of our world go around every day. It doesn’t matter what job we have, what job we do, when you’re contributing to society and the community to make something happen. And we have a big job, security. To make sure that people feel safe and that they are secure, and that their buildings are secure. And that’s an important job that has been recognized more and more, what feels like 102 years ago to me now.

There have been times in my life when people didn’t view security very highly. Today, security is viewed much higher than it has been in the past decades, and that’s something for you to appreciate and know that you are appreciated by your community for the hard work that you do and by your team and your team leaders.

And so today, whether you’re at work, at a barbecue, sitting around with family, enjoying that last dip in the pool at the apartment complex, wherever you’re at, I just want to say God bless you and thank you for your labor, for your hard work, for your dedication. It does not go unnoticed. And so again, thank you very much. God bless you and remember to continue to be valuable because nothing less will do. And I’ll see you next week.