Whoops, I forgot to hit “Publish” on yesterday’s post! I am quite sorry, things have been a little crazy here lately. You may have noticed that my posts are a bit shorter and less detailed – I have been quite busy lately starting some new endeavors, and my mind has been a bit scattered. However, never fear, I still have loads of goat photographs to share and plan to continue seeking out new goats to share.
It is easy sometimes to feel drained on a Monday after a super fun and active weekend. Find rest when you can, and when you can’t there is always coffee. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
Reflect on how far you’ve come. It may not seem like it everyday, but you have actually accomplished quite a bit and your existence makes someone else’s life a bit brighter and happier. Don’t look back in regret, look back with admiration for all you have survived. Look back to build strength to push forward – if you have made it this far the possibilities about how far you will go are endless!
Nothing is ever or will ever be perfect, no matter how hard you try or how hard you work. That doesn’t mean working and trying isn’t worth it, absolutely it is! Although your creation may not be perfect, the more you put in the more glorious it will be.
I hope that during the upcoming week you achieve the breakthrough you have been working towards. If you are not hoping for a breakthrough, then I hope that you have a lovely week regardless.
Sometimes, the best strategy is to detach yourself from the gratification of achievement, but focus on the benefits of the work itself. If you focus too much on the end result, you might miss something amazing along the way.
Today is May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Interestingly, May Day originated in Chicago, Illinois, where demonstrators organised in May of 1886 after a two year effort to rally support for enforcement of eight hour work days. The Haymarket Meeting was put to an end by over zealous police officers who stormed the otherwise peaceful meeting demanding more equitable and safer working conditions. Eight men were arrested for involvement with the riot, although some of them were not even at the event, four were executed, three eventually pardoned, and one died mysteriously in a jail cell from the impact of a dynamite explosion. Needless to say, in 1889, at an international meeting for labor in Paris, May Day was designated as International Workers Day in honor of those who were lost in the fight for an eight hour working day. Although, not really celebrated in the United States anymore, May Day maintains international significance, and is widely a day of celebration and/or protest to continue the fight for better working conditions across the globe.
So, thank you to the brave men and women who stood up for the eight hour working day a century ago.