Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day-Thank You to Our Workers

My friend, Rhonda, a former trucker.
There are many thankless jobs that pay our bills.

Today I want to honor the truck driver. 

Thanks to the truckers, I can go to stores or shop online to buy products I want. 

I must admit, other than hearing reminders on Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers of the lengthy process to get those products in my possession, I rarely think of those involved as I happily display, wear, consume, use, etc the product.

I'd like to thank the truck drivers who sit in a moving monster of a vehicle for hours, moving the very item I want from a factory, farm field, ranch, etc. to the place where I could purchase it. And, of course, I also thank the truck driver who delivers my online purchases to my front door. 

Dear Trucker,

Without you I wouldn't have products I enjoy. You sit in your trucks, mostly by yourselves. Entertain yourself with the radio or other audio media. Spend more hours in rush hour and construction traffic, hurdle unplowed snow, wade through rainstorms, and become blinded with mirages on a desert Nevada highway. Your salary keeps you away from home and family for long periods of time. Yet you climb in your rig each day and haul another load for consumers to have the products they enjoy.

You are a blessing to my day.

Thank you.

What worker would you like to send a thank you to?

Congratulation to Ginger Solomon, winner of the drawing for a copy of Terri Blackstock's book, Covenant Child. There will be another book give away next weekend. Stop by and invite your friends to enter as well. I will announce which book will be given away on my face book page:


Kathy said...

I appreciate the people who work in the medical field and have saved my husband's life many times. Ambulance drivers, surgeons, nurses, specialists, and even the janitors (or whatever they are called now a days) that kill the germs in his hospital rooms. Each one plays a part in the whole picture. We are fortunate to have good medical care in Greenville and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mary Vee Writer said...

So true, Kathy.
With my hubby in the medical field, I know he appreciates his coworkers as well.
Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank the postal employees. Hazel Conley was one for about 25 years. Through World War II he stayed on in Detroit. Many people left for manufacturing. The postal wages were frozen and the people who left were making a lot more. He was considered 4H and was not allowed to serve. His personal challenge was to get every piece of mail to the servicemen as he possibly could. Long, long hours especially around the holidays Mona Griffin

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you Mona.
Postal employees have brought us many happy pieces of mail in between those bills. Kudos to Hazel Conley.