The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Labor Day-9-11, Work & Watch

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

September 8, 2011

Give thanks for your job and opportunities to make a good living, and for the ability to make even a small difference in the world at our jobs. Most of the time we never give the blessing of work a thought. Mondays are often just one of those dreaded days, but we need to give thanks for the ability to work.

We live in a country where we can pick our jobs as well as speak our feelings, choose our leaders, worship as we please, and it's a good thing.

Monday was the Labor Day holiday and this Saturday is the 9th anniversary of 9-11, the day the world stopped and reflected on what it had, and what could be lost in an blink of an eye. Each of us in the United States became unified Americans in the strongest effort since Pearl Harbor.

Hundreds of innocent civilians were killed that day as a weeping world watched, wondering how anyone could be so full of hate and jealously to do this horrific act.

Even more amazing is how Congress stood together to fight this war on terror giving Americans a feeling of strength in the middle of weakness. It is sad that all too soon the bickering began again, among democrats and republicans with Americans reacting in confusion rather than in a unified force.

The cry today, from those who witnessed the horrendous acts of 9-11, is please don't forget what happened in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in that Pennsylvania corn field to fellow Americans.

As we fail to keep a constant watch and stay unified, bad things happen.

My prayer for Americans is we look for ways we can unite and make our country strong in every way. We love freedom but as we've found in our nation, in our state, and in our local communities, we have to keep watch and take part or we'll wake up one day and find we're bankrupted!