My Labor of Love

Labor Day, Sept 3, 2012 is a day that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. So that got me thinking about what I could celebrate about the work I do. Here’s a few thoughts about why Strawesome is my Labor of Love:

1. I don’t know if I’ve ever thought about being someone that made a difference, but through Strawesome, I’m contributing to the health and well-being of people and the planet. It is happening naturally and that makes it so satisfying.

2. I have fun at work and I love it! Strawesome is a lot of hard work, especially while being a mom, but it provides an outlet to get my creativity out.

3. Strawesome is another way to be with and provide for my family. I love that our family business gives us the flexibility to be there for our kids and that they can be included now and in the future.

What about you? What is your labor of love? Share with a comment below. I’ll pick a winner Tuesday after Labor Day and send you a FREE glass straw! One entry per person.

Back to Work!
Daedra

Comments (21)

  1. My actions of love–can’t use the word “labor” because labor isn’t an apt descriptor–involve teaching English to people who have a different first language. They learn to talk, read, write, and, eventually to think in English. If they tell me they are dreaming in English, I know they don’t need me any more. And that’s actually what I do. Joy myself right out of a job.

    sharlya gold
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
    • Wow! You do good work in the world, Sharlya Gold. Especially when there’s so much hate out there. Betcha the haters aren’t trying to help out!!! Go gettem!!!

      Shoshana Leah Goldenberg
      Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  2. My labor of love is my part in my husbands business. I do the book work and it is a true labor of love because it’s not my cup of tea 😉 But it enables me to stay home and be a Mom of our four kiddos and available for them, so on I go.

    stacey w
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  3. Wow. Too many to list I guess. I think serving my family even when I don’t feel like it. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Thanks for your great products!!!

  4. My labor of love is homeschooling my five (living) children. It’s a ton of work and I can’t be selfish and knit as much as I’d like. However, I know I’m doing something great for them and their education.

    Zanna B.
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  5. My laor of love? All the dedication and love I have when taking care of my 10 yar old son. He is my life, the best gift I ever received and all my love goes to him, every day, every minute, ever second of my day!
    Ana

    Ana
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  6. My labor of love…. right now would be moving 4,500 miles away from my home to be with my husband for his career. Having to leave all my friends and family, my cat, and all my belongings (in storage). It’s harder than I ever thought it would be.

    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  7. My labor of love was choosing to stay home with my kids, and while some times it does really feel like labor, I’m so happy that it’s a choice we were able to make and think that it’s the best job I’ve had. I’m so glad to be the one to greet my daughters when they’ve had a great (or awful) day at school. It makes my heart happy. 🙂

    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  8. A labor of love is a project or task undertaking for the interest or pleasure in doing it rather than the reward, financial or otherwise.

    A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration, tenderness. I come from a strong family foundation and when I lost my job, my younger sister and her family took me in. In return for their love, I took up the responsibility to be their nanny/caretaker for their daughter. It is a GREAT blessing!~

    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
    • Alynn, Ranom.org chose your number so you’re our winner! We’ll send you a email to get your mailing address. Congrats! ~Daedra

      Daedra Surowiec
      Sep 3, 2012 Reply
  9. My labor of love is introducing children to literature and creating a life long love for it in their hearts.

    Kristin
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  10. My labour of love is staying home with my kids & raising them.

    Andrea
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  11. My labor of love is taking care of my family and friends. I am embarrassed when my father makes a big deal that I am managing his medications and doctor appointments. It is what I should be doing – and I do it out of my love and appreciation for him. Despite his effusive praise, I wish my children would notice what gets done for them. I am sure that will change. And purchasing a Strawesome straw is a labor of love – for my family and for Mother Earth!

    Juliann Goldman
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  12. It certainly isn’t my full time job. I think looking out for and raising my kids is a labor of love. It’s hard work especially working full time outside the home, but it’s sooooo worth it.

    Anne Lehnick
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  13. My labor of love is offering support, information and time to those in need of healing their bodies, minds and spirits.

    Rachael
    Aug 30, 2012 Reply
  14. My labor of love, is making the budget work so that we can eat as organic and local as possible. I also love to work with kids, 6-8th grade youth and at the local shelters and such. But I don’t really consider those labor, just passion and fun.

    Irishmama7
    Aug 31, 2012 Reply
  15. My labor of love would be running my household. It is not what comes naturally to me (I would rather work & pay someone to help with some of that), BUT mothering is my passion & so I stay home & run our household. I wouldn’t trade my time home with my daughter for anything!

    Lori G
    Sep 1, 2012 Reply
  16. My labor of love is helping moms have their babies. I am a birth doula and I put all my time and effort into Helping them to having the best birth experience ever. I love my job and I love helping babies come into the world.

    Kasey
    Sep 1, 2012 Reply
  17. I enjoy making myself useful around the home – serving my family by keeping things clean and pleasant, making meals, and helping out where it’s needed. I also love to bake and make all sorts of yummy treats to make everyone happy. 🙂

    Sarah G.
    Sep 1, 2012 Reply
  18. My labor of love is taking care of my family. Cooking, cleaning, sewing, entertaining, teaching, you know, mom stuff. Lol

    Kim Wiebe
    Sep 3, 2012 Reply
  19. My Labor of Love is a commitment to four men with developmental disabilities. We walk, we shop, we bowl, we cook, we clean, and we have friends in our community. We lose, we win, and we have fun.

    Kristin Troska
    Sep 4, 2012 Reply

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