When I was a child I watched how my parents would start and end the day. My mother was in charge of 5 children and my father would leave every morning to make a living in order to provide for us.
Some days were better for my father than others. He was a self-employed electrician - or tried his best to be. Later in life I learned that he played an important role in providing electricity for many of the churches in Baghdad as a young man, most of which don't exist anymore as a result of the warfare. In the United States however, he was not just an electrician, but also a painter, a carpet cleaner, and a handy man.