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Beautiful Poem by Maya Angelou

When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living.  I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.'




When I say 'I am a Christian', I don't speak of this with pride.  I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.




When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not trying to be strong.
 I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.




When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.




When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.




When I say 'I am a Christian', I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.




When I say 'I am a Christian', I'm not holier than thou, I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!




Today is Beautiful Christian Person's Day.



Pretty is as Pretty does but, Beautiful is just plain Beautiful..






If you share this with another person, they will know you care about them!



Be Blessed, Be a Blessing.




International Workers' Day is a celebration of labour and the working classes that is promoted by international labour movement and that occurs on May 1 every year. That day, May 1, is also the traditional European Spring holiday of May Day. Therefore, May 1 is a national public holiday in more than 80 countries, but in only some of those countries is the public holiday officially known as Labor Day or some similar variant. In the other countries, the public holiday marks the Spring festival of May Day.


Further, still other countries celebrate a Labour Day unrelated to International Workers' Day and on other dates significant to the labour movement in that country, such as the Labor Day in the United States which is on the first Monday of September.


May 1 was chosen as the date for International Workers' Day by theSocialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate theHaymarket affair in Chicago that occurred on May 4, 1886.[1]

nternational Workers' Day is the commemoration of the May 4, 1886Haymarket affair in Chicago. The police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday, when an unidentified person threw a bomb at the police. The police responded by firing on the workers, killing four demonstrators. "Reliable witnesses testified that all the pistol flashes came from the center of the street, where the police were standing, and none from the crowd. Moreover, initial newspaper reports made no mention of firing by civilians. A telegraph pole at the scene was filled with bullet holes, all coming from the direction of the police."[2][3][4][5]


In 1889, the first congress of the Second International, meeting in Paris for the centennial of the French Revolution and the Exposition Universelle, following a proposal by Raymond Lavigne, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests.[1] May Day was formally recognized as an annual event at the International's second congress in 1891.[citation needed]


Subsequently, the May Day Riots of 1894 occurred. In 1904, the International Socialist Conference meeting in Amsterdam called on "all Social Democratic Party organizations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on May First for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace." The congress made it "mandatory upon the proletarian organizations of all countries to stop work on May 1, wherever it is possible without injury to the workers."[6]


In many countries, the working classes sought to make May Day an official holiday, and their efforts largely succeeded. May Day has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various socialistcommunist and anarchistgroups. In Germany, May Day coincides with Walpurgisnacht.[7] May Day has been an important official holiday in countries such as the People's Republic of ChinaNorth KoreaCuba and the former Soviet Union. May Day celebrations typically feature elaborate popular and military parades in these countries[citation needed].


In the United States and Canada, the official holiday for workers is Labor Dayin September. A September holiday was first proposed for the United States in the 1880s, before the Haymarket affair. Groups in Canada were already celebrating a Labour Day. In 1887, Oregon was the first state to make it a public holiday. By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.[8] After the Haymarket affair, US PresidentGrover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair.[citation needed] Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.[9]


In 1955, the Catholic Church dedicated May 1 to "Saint Joseph The Worker". Saint Joseph is for the Church the patron saint of workers and craftsmen (among others).[10]


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