The world has turned over. The whole world is hard because of Corona-19. Our alteration shop has been in temporary closure for over two weeks. Dry cleaner is an essential business, so it is a business that can be opened, but our alteration shop has been closed, as I think it is not an essential business. However, I am working with my mother without opening the business. The job is to make a mask.
A lot of people stepped up in this tragic pandemic. We as a country have demonstrated our ability to care for one another, to support the most vulnerable, and to fight for those in need. Those people are extraordinary. Doctors, nurses, staff of healthcare centers, grocery store and big box store workers, unemployment office employees...the list continues. The essential workers who risked their lives for us are amazing and we are forever in their debt.
Essential workers deserve so much more than what they're receiving. They deserve the world when they are only receiving dirt.
My brother is not the kind of guy who needs to be recognized for the hard work that he does. He's not the kind to make a big deal. He's not the kind to ask for recognition. He's not the kind to demand pay raises. He's a simple guy. An American country boy. There's nothing that makes him happier than doing what he can to keep America running smoothly. He is always willing to go the extra mile for a friend, or to stay late to work on just one more problem.
So for today, I' d like to introduce you to my lovely friend Cara.
Day by day we acknowledge all healthcare workers for their tireless dedication in helping other people in both critical and terminal health survive to live another day. We also acknowledge the ones that are in grocery stores, Costco and Amazon Workers. Maybe once or twice transportation people that drive buses or trains. I keep thinking that is not enough. Who at times like these are we not giving enough credit to for doing their part? After a lot of thought, I would like to acknowledge the ones who have not been given enough credit (these are not in any particular order of importance).
During this quarantine, everyone required to stay at home except for the essential workers, which is what I am. I am always out I am rarely home, I love being at home; it is my escape from this world. The room that I call my sanctuary is my office. When you enter the room– The room is small like a child bedroom enough room for a twin-size bed, a dresser, and the child's toys, with one window to bring in the morning light. The color of the room is White as an eggshell; it gives the feeling of a canvass, draw, and paint what you want your world to look. There are two desks, one on the left and one on the right. The desk on the right is long and light brown. It belongs to my husband because he is in Law. His desk is divided with different décor on the right is Star Wars memorabilia and on the left books on Law, and documentation on cases. There are three University degrees hanging on the wall.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on us and we are all rightly worried and hoping that it ends soon. Several people have stepped up to support people through this situation and among the silent front-liners that have done a commendable job are our courageous midwives and nurses. Not even the COVID-19 can halt women's basic reproductive right to giving birth, this makes midwives and nurses one of the most essential workers at all time because women need professional support during this hard time. The lives of midwives and nurses are no different and COVID-19 affects them like any other person but they continue keeping close distance with pregnant women in need because there is no other way to ensure a safe motherhood experience other than being close to their patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved fatal even in countries with stronger healthcare systems, were health workers including midwives have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) unlike in Low and Middle income countries were they are at times forced to see patients without standard protective equipment due to stock-outs; this puts not only their lives at risk but also their families especially during pandemics like the COVID-19.
As I began this writing a somber mood descended upon me. Sorry to say this, but thoughts of what has become of our world, life and livelihoods send emotional chills through my brain waves. As I reflect what has happened to our friends and family members who are on the frontline of the ongoing battle against Covid-19 pandemic, one realizes how not to take any job for granted.
What is a HERO? Most people, when they think of a HERO, they might think of Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and the many others seen in Marvel Comics and throughout the DC Universe. While we would love to think that these HEROES brought to us by the great Stan Lee exist, this is a fictional representation we envision that is based on an overactive imagination. A non-fictional HERO, in other words doesn't have any super powers, nor do they fly around in a cape, leotard and tights. They don't have aliases, or secret identities that would endanger their families and friends if discovered. So again, what is a HERO?
Jealousy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Jealousy becomes tricky when we act out in jealousy or we wallow in it. It becomes questionable when it starts to consume you and creeps into every aspect of your life and you find yourself feeling bitter and angry most of the time.