If you are the kind of person who gets angry and in an employee's face, I hope that a tree crashes on your car while you're berating an employee who does not deserve your supposed 'wrath'.
Heroes are a type of person. They have a choice, but fundamentally they are just us. The choice is how they live their life and for what. It might be conscious, unconscious or out of their control. A quick thought might be one of those famous faces on the movie screens and a common concept of what a hero might be defined from many films. Those personalities I believe to be present before the person made a choice in or out of their control, to act for others. Those personality traits remain with the person as the film plays out. But that’s still true in reality.
It is 4:42am. I awaken to the familiar vibrations of an iPhone and the feeling of cold air on my cheeks. “Could you turn the light on so that we start to wake up?” I ask my partner as he grumbles a response of acceptance. I reach for my phone on the bedside table and reflect on the time once more. Alex has always had a strange tendency to set alarms at unusual hours. Why couldn’t it be 4:45am, or even 5? I leave my internal monologue as a topic for another day. After all, there are more important concerns to contemplate.
I don't believe anyone would have thought, or even guessed that mere months into 2020 the world would suffer such a massive hit and countries would be on lock down. People’s lives turned upside down and losing family members and not even being able to say a proper goodbye to them.
Dearest Heroes; Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, and all other Healthcare Professionals,
There are among us many people who are doing double, triple, and even quadruple duty during the coronavirus outbreak. These men and women are working multiple jobs as well as helping out with family. They are putting themselves in harms way because they have a heart to do good for others. While many people were safe at home, these brave soldiers continued to do what they believe they were called to in order that the majority would benefit. One of those angels of mercy is Michael Lynn Preston Jr. He is a 38 year old college graduate who found that his education has not yet paid off at least not in the way he expected. Michael received an Associate Degree from Virginia Western Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from Radford University and a Masters Degree from Regent University.
During the current pandemic, our world has changed in many destructive ways; however, it has changed in one beautiful way as well – essential workers who otherwise might not have received recognition are now receiving the gratitude that they deserve. Healthcare workers have been the main focal point of our gratitude, but I’d like to highlight the essential workers who work as cashiers, clerks, or greeters; the essential workers who are at risk of exposure day in and day out – but continue on.
So for today's showcase, I would like to introduce you to Keith. I've only know and worked with the gentleman for about a month, but it feels like I've known him for years. I started working with him online about a month ago but have met him a couple of times, which is quite a funny story. The first time I met him he offered to take me up to the hospital to get an emergency cat scan, of course we were in lockdown so he turned up with a mask so all I could see was his eyes lol. He then returned to collect me and drop me off wearing the same mask (he also got me lunch and some cans of beer rofl) and took me home again. The second time I met him, I needed him to sign my driving license so he nipped down on his motorbike, wearing his bike helmet, so I still only saw his eyes haha, thought this is a strange world we live in, I've been in this guy's company three different times and I still have no idea what he looks like lol. It was only the fourth time, when we had to attend a work meeting (social distancing in place of course) that I actually got to 'meet' him properly, this really amuses me.
'The world rains for those on the battlefield, and the people rain for the world'