Episode #116: To Strive, As Toward a Goal
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.
Happy Labor Day to you! As we ponder the purpose of this holiday, it seems fitting that we equate today with rest. According to Dictionary.com, one definition of labor is: “to strive, as toward a goal; work hard [for]”.
Our work standards may look different than the twelve-hour, seven-day-a-week average work rhythm of the Industrial Revolution, but we can assume we each have our own additional goals we are striving or working hard for. Let us honor this day by practicing the things that recharge us and give us the strength to continue.
To Strive, As Toward a Goal: In the 1800s, workers’ rights activists protested and called for a change in poor working conditions and hours. Their efforts resulted in industrial reform and a Labor Day Holiday being signed into law in 1894.
This holiday is meant to celebrate the labor movement and the contribution of laborers in our country.
By definition, we each have things we labor for. We can labor for the wellbeing of our family, racial justice, the state of our mental health, or even the mission of the company we work for – each of which contributes to our individual identity and our culture.
We encourage you to take this day to rest, celebrate, and reflect on your labors. Are we making the contribution we wish to make? Are we shaping our future in a constructive and positive way? If your answer is yes, then it is a yes worth celebrating.