We’ve all been going through difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve had to social distance from our loved ones and many of us are living with the fear that our loved ones might get sick. People are anxious about being out of work and want to know when life will return to normal. Life has been trying to say the least.
But, one thing this pandemic has done is shown us people’s true characters. Although there are those who’ve shown some negative inner qualities, there are others who have stepped up to the plate. We’ve seen celebrities reading storybooks to children virtually. We’ve seen companies stepping up to make ventilators and neighbors making masks for people in their community. We’ve also seen the amazing efforts of so many working hard for those around them. The efforts of the grocery workers, truckers, restaurant employees and more haven’t gone unnoticed.
We’ve also seen nurses and other healthcare workers continue to put their own lives at risk. Many of them work long hours and with the concern that they might bring the virus home to their own loved ones. They continue to work, even when supplies are limited and they have to rewear masks that were meant to be disposable. Many of these healthcare workers have seen first hand what it’s like for a person who has a severe COVID-19 infection.
Many of these same nurses have had to witness people losing their battle to COVID-19 and not being able to be with their families during the process. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. Yet, so many of these healthcare workers continue on in the fight against the virus. They are superheroes that don’t wear capes, but scrubs and masks.
Because of this, I want to send out a big thank you to all of these healthcare workers for what they are doing. It takes true strength to continue on and suit up every day for a job like this, especially for those on the frontlines of the crisis. These healthcare workers deserve our thanks in so many ways. So, if you know a healthcare worker, send them a thank you text, social media message or a card. Let them know you are thinking about them. Tell them how much you appreciate them. And, if you’re a healthcare worker reading this, please know how grateful I am for all of your efforts. You make a real difference.
[Monalisa Johnson is a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel and a certified life coach as well as a mother and entrepreneur. In no way is anything that she writes, speaks or shares considered medical advice or clinical therapy. Consider all that you receive to be life coaching and guidance.]