Gratitude For Our Healthcare Workers

Every night at 8 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles, people open their windows or step out onto their balconies, and they cheer their support for our healthcare workers.

It’s beautiful to watch and to witness.

People will bang their pots and pans, or they’ll clap really loud, or they’ll cheer, “Yay for our health care workers!” because these are the people who are in the front lines who are caring for us.

Today I wanted to take a moment to express my deep gratitude, and to create a collective space for all of us, to share our deep thanks for all of these people who are caring for us.

These are the people in the hospitals and the clinics.

They’re the nurses, the doctors, the medical technicians, and the people who register you when you go to the hospital.

They’re the custodial staff who wipe down the equipment and clean the rooms to make sure everyone stays safe.

They are the pharmacists, the therapists and the assistants.

They are the emergency service workers who transport us to the hospital.

All of these people, and so many others, are doing what they can to take care of us.

Let’s take a few moments to express our gratitude for who they are and for continuing to answer their calling to show up.

What’s also beautiful is that there are so many different ways people are showing their gratitude for our healthcare workers.

I thought I’d share these with you, in case they inspire you to move to show gratitude in your own way.

I’ve heard stories of people going to our local restaurants where they’re buying meals and food, and then bringing them over to these hospitals and clinics to make sure that our healthcare workers are fed.

Some people are making masks and building personal protective equipment for those places that don’t have enough.

Richard and I were fortunate to find a place that actually was still selling surgical masks and we ended up buying a bunch of them and donated them to a doctor friend of ours who works at a clinic where they didn’t have any masks at all.

I hear of hotels and motels who are donating their rooms for healthcare workers to stay in because many people are afraid to go home and potentially infect their loved ones with COVID-19.

I’ve also heard stories of people with recreational vehicles, RVs, those huge vehicles that people take on camping trips, and they’re lending them to health care workers so that they could actually have a place to stay. They park it in front of their house so at least their loved ones could talk to them through the window of the RV.

And then I’m hearing stories of hospital and healthcare workers themselves who are donating and volunteering their time by moving from one area of the country and traveling to the hotspots to help ease the burden that many of our cities and regions are facing right now.

With all of this, I just want to say a huge thank you!

Thank you to all of our healthcare workers.

Thank you to all of you who are supporting them.

Anything that we can do to help is greatly needed and appreciated.

If there’s anything that you want to do or say to give thanks, go ahead and express your own gratitude.

If you’re hearing of any other ideas that people are doing, please share them because I think we could use a collective coming together to hear what people are doing to show our support and ways that we could be of service in this time period.

I believe that at any moment in our life, we can be of service, to whatever degree that we can.

That’s why I’m sharing this message, in the spirit of that service.

And if there’s one thing that any of us can do to be of service, we can continue to physically distance ourselves and stay at home (if we can), because that in itself is a great act of service in this time period.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about today’s article. Please feel free to leave a comment below. Feel free to share this with anyone you think might find this helpful.

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