Workers’ Day

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I was about to pray at around 4:30 in the morning. I always check my handset for time and any message that may require my urgent response. Being its customer, I saw a message from my bank, which reads, “Today, we celebrate your sacrifice, hard work, and dedication, Happy Workers’ Day!”

May 1, of every year is Workers’ Day, a day where every worker observes rest from their work. Rest is very important in life, just as a break was very important in schooling. God demonstrated this for us, when He worked for six days, and rested from all His works on the seventh day.

Nature can never be cheated! When you are supposed to sleep, and you don’t, you would be caught by sleep unawares. If you don’t observe rest when you ought to, you would be forced to do so either by tiredness, unproductiveness, or sickness, and you would be forced to have a bed rest.

There is always a shift in work, concerning all that God created. When it is day in some parts of the world, it is night in some other parts of the world. When it is about 6 a.m. in London and Nigeria, it is about mid-night in America and some other parts of the world. This shift is announcing that, it is time to rest. The Sun relieves the Moon, and vice-versa. When weekends approach, it is announcing the time for rest from work.

The longer the number of time for work, the longer the rest you observe; when you work for like five hours, you observe rest of 30 minutes or one hour. When you work for about six days, you observe a day of rest, and it goes on and on and on. Some out of industry, dedication, and faithfulness, still use all their rest periods judiciously and productively to get some things done. There is no problem, if they have the strength.

Hence, there is need for a general day, which will force everybody to observe rest. This is not the only reason for observing Workers’ Day, but to also celebrate the work force of the nation for their hard work, dedication, and the value they add to the economy every day.

If the termites, gnats, ants, and some other insects don’t have a work force (workers), life would be unbearable and peradventure, would come to a halt. Workers are the life-wire of every blooming economy. We celebrate you! Happy Workers’ Day!

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It is Workers’ Day in Nigeria, what is happening out there in other countries of this global village, called World? This is my yarn for today!

If you are impacted with these write up, get any of these three books for more. Thank you.

The End Matters Most, authored by Peter Adewumi. (Print Book, eBook & Audio).

Attributes of Successful Employees by Peter Adewumi. (Print Book & eBook).

Virtues for Riches (Motivational Series) by Peter Adewumi (Print on Demand and eBook)

© 2017 Peter F. Adewumi

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5 Replies to “Workers’ Day”

  1. In Serbia we have this Labour day for decades, but since recently it is celebrated with two days off work. Which is awesome. On the other hands, it is also becoming a common practice for retailers to NEVER give days off to their workers, thus exploiting their employees to the unimaginable degrees.

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    1. All private companies, sole proprietors, and business and women are all capitalists! Don’t mind them! Some of them love money more than their life. They should be advised to at least observe rest for a day once a while. Thanks for branching, LOL!


  2. Great insight. Great share. I like the part where you stated that if one fails to observe rest or sleep, nature forces us to do so… We can never cheat nature. No matter how strong we think we are, there is absolute need to observe a period of rest from work.

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