For Caregivers on Labor Day

Caregivers work long hours and rest little. Worries often outnumber joys. Labor Day is a time to recognize that everyone deserves a break from effort. Here are some quotes that might help you appreciate the value of what you do for others.


There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.

by Bill Cosby

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

by Martin Luther King Jr.

Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, some done, Has earned a night’s repose.

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

by Indira Gandhi

Indira’s comment shows insight: No one is standing in line to steal the caregiver’s job. It is a labor of love. An occasional break from labor doesn’t mean we’ve ceased to love. Have a restful holiday.



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