These are uncertain times. The amount of Covid-19 cases are going up, we lack resources, there are not enough test kits, and there is a palpable feeling of anxiety. We are all doing our part in “flattening the curve” by staying home and social distancing. We are able to control our little worlds, keeping things wiped down, hand washing, and drastically reducing our exposure by only going out for necessities.
Let’s take a minute to think about that. We are able to safely hunker down and wait out a pandemic because others are willing to put themselves at risk for the greater good. Of course it is our doctors and nurses, but it is also our grocery store employees, our truckers, our pharmacists, our gas station attendants, our postal workers and our sanitation workers, just to name a few.
So, the next time you are frustrated because the line at the grocery store is moving slowly or they are out of supplies, do not take it out on the employee. Be kind. Be patient. They are just as worried as you, but still came in today to make sure you can get the supplies you need to keep your family safe.
- Dr. Mike
- Brooke Rieth NP