While most of us are staying home and working from home in this pandemic locked-down season, I thought I should take a moment to thank all the frontline workers who are sacrificing and working around the clock to help rest of our lives safe.
Recently I pinged one of our close family friends for inviting their kids for a play-date to escape from the boredom of these lock-down days. But the reply really made my mind so disturbed and it prompted me to do this post. The response was like this. Since she is working as a healthcare provider chances of exposure to the virus is high and she wanted us to make safe. Yes, this is the mind set of each and every front-line worker out there and that is why we owe them.
The health care professionals, army, doctors, government officials, sanitary workers, delivery persons, essential store keepers…. all of these key workers who goes out to work every day for rest of us and doing essential work- whether it be cleaning, serving us or curing us. Most of these real heroes don’t wear capes but mask, apron or gloves…leaving their family behind/into trouble.
I am content about the government initiation of some countries like India, Spain, Canada etc…literally making people to thank frontline workers. However, I feel they deserve something more than the applauses in this chaotic situation. First and foremost, let’s stay at home and return the favour.
I find myself paralysed even to go out and take back the blue boxes from the curbs. At the same time, I can see folks going out for jogging, dog walking, skating, shopping …whoa! What a contradictory scenario!! I appreciate your concerns about health and physical fitness. But don’t forget that you need walls to draw pictures.
If you’re able, remain at home and continue to practice social distancing while still communicating with friends and family. Use this lockdown season wisely. If your work from home is not working, try to learn something new or start a new hobby rather than wasting time by playing online games/movies. By staying at home, you are paying the biggest favour back to those who are on the frontlines. By doing so you are helping to slowdown the spread and there by giving them a space to breath.
So, stay home stay safe. Let’s flight it together along with the frontline…yes, we got this. And if you personally know any of them take a moment to thank them by any means that you could.
This blog post is one way that I did to thank them and let me know what you did/planning to do in the comment box below.
May the grace and peace of our lord Jesus be yours in abundance. Happy Palm Sunday…