May 18, 2020
Who Would You Salute?
There has been a lot written about the extraordinary efforts and scary working conditions of the health care workers, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. We have a new awareness of the importance of the people who keep the grocery stores stocked, the truck drivers, delivery services, and drive-through folks who give us a break from two months of home cooking.
I imagine most of us have someone, or a group of people, who we want to thank during this unusual time in our lives. It may be the fellow who still shows up every Monday morning to take away your trash. It could be the mailman who still makes her rounds. Maybe you have a neighbor who regularly checks on you and offers to go shopping for you. It could even be a spouse or partner who isn't driving you crazy during total together time.
It could be neighbors who say hello and offers a smile each morning while you are walking your dog. Maybe a group from your church stays in touch or offers to take you to a doctor. How about the barber or hair salon that just reopened and cut your hair that was as long as you wore it in 1973? The vet that takes care of your puppy or cat.
So, here is a simple opportunity to express thanks to someone in your life who has made this virus experience a little less stressful, someone (or maybe some place) that deserves a public pat on the back.