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Think about their lives

During this unpredictable and difficult time, it is easy to think that the citizens at home are having a miserable time constantly staying indoors. Although it isn’t easy and we often become restless, when comparing our daily routines to those of health care workers many of our schedules are extremely simple, undemanding, and often effortless.

Health care workers around the world put themselves at risk daily, and this is something that can often be overlooked by those sitting at home constantly wondering what to do. By showing up to work every day they increase their risk of contracting the coronavirus, in the effort to help prevent others from being affected. I, for one, know that until recently I haven’t stopped to think about and thank those who are working non-stop and providing valuable services and resources to those in need.

These workers are the ones that make recovery and improvement seem possible. I encourage you to take a moment and realize the hours of rest they have lost, versus the hours of rest those of us at home can’t seem to get enough of. Recognize the effort put in by these numerous medical employees and first responders, and thank them for what they have done and are continuing to do.

Marian Gillis

Spokane


 

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