Happy Thanksgiving readers (all five of you! j/k). This will be a super short post today, but I wanted to stop here and remind you all that even though this has been a difficult year for us, we can always find something—however small—to be thankful about.
Cultivating a spirit of gratitude has been proven to improve low spirits and change attitudes for the better. It’s not easy, I know. But even the acknowledgment that there are still blessings to give thanks for and hope in the blessings that are still to come your way can make a difference.
I’d like to say that all of us especially in the United States are hunkering down in our own homes and eschewing our normal larger celebrations. But unfortunately, all the warnings about making some sacrifices this year have fallen on a lot of deaf years. Shamefully, there’s only been a 10% drop in travel for this holiday.
So, who can we really give thanks for this past year, right now, and in the months to come? Our healthcare heroes. They are the ones still working today at hospitals and clinics everywhere. They are the ones taking and processing COVID tests, and they are the ones that are holding the hands of loved ones as they slip away from us. All at great personal risk to themselves.
I’m grateful for every last one of you. You are the real patriots in every nation of this world. You are the people keeping your countries alive—literally and figuratively. You are the bravest, the baddest, the boldest; the best of humanity.
We love you and need you and we are sorry that there are so many dingbats ignoring reality and making things harder for you. But please know our prayers go with you and surround you.
Thank you for all you do!
P.S. If you are a healthcare hero e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell me the name of the hospital or medical practice you work for and what you do (nurse, PT, RT, physician, etc.). I’d love to Venmo you some coffee cash just to say thanks. 🙂