“No society has any right to forget its workers, because they are the real heroes of the society!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
Toil…labor…exertion…effort…industry…service. We all work. We burn the candle at both ends…go the extra mile…pull our own weight…buckle down to the task at hand. The workers in Ecuador are no exception.
In the beautiful parks throughout Ecuador they sweep…cook…paint…guide…sell delicious fruit juices…and entertain.
In front of the majestic cathedrals they display colorful rosaries…prayer candles…porcelain saints…and other religious icons.
The street vendors bargain…chant…sing…and shout. Naranjas, rosas, manzanas, pollo, lustrado de calzado! Their sing-song voices blanket the city streets like fog.
Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer. He fails to make his place good in the world unless he not only pays his debt but also adds something to the common wealth. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The senses are bombarded with the smells of fresh bread, the sight of colorfully woven blankets, the sweet taste of sugar cane taffy, and the soft touch of meticulously woven straw.
“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” –Herbert Hoover
The service workers of Ecuador build railroads… pass buckets of cement up tall ladders…guard the President…and train junior firefighters.
The variety of workers in Ecuador are the real heroes of their society.
“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free