Weekly Blog March 29th, 2020: Sending Gratitude

Hello Internet!

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I know that many of us are still stuck at home, but just remember that your personal sacrifices actually do a lot to slow down this pandemic. Just hang in there. We are all in this together. I’m planning on this Weekly Blog to be a bit shorter because I didn’t really have a lot to say. Instead of just forgoing a Weekly Blog, I wanted to use this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people out there working through this pandemic. But first I’ll quickly talk about the pieces I’ve published this past week.

Last Sunday, I published a Weekly Blog about Social Distancing and the other terms that have been in the mainstream since the outbreak of this pandemic. I dove deep into how important Social Distancing and Self-Isolation is and that’s still true this week. Honestly, it’s going to be very important for the next month or two. On Wednesday, I published a Poem titled “Island Life (Haiku)” which is a Haiku all about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That game has been a blast so far and it’s a godsend for people like me stuck in isolation. I’m enjoying building up my island and hanging out with my animal neighbors. Finally, on Friday, I published my latest chapter of my Dungeons and Dragons inspired series, Stolen Prince Part 3 (D&D). Riffen has been kidnapped and the others split up to find him. However, splitting the party is never a good idea. Each group gets attacked by assassins and has to fight them off. Hopefully you enjoyed getting some extra D&D inspired stories. This week we’ll be back to a regular one-off Writing Prompt piece. If Dungeons and Dragons or fantasy isn’t your thing, that’s alright! I hope you will enjoy my upcoming Writing Prompt piece.

So as you all know, the world is still dealing with a global pandemic, and even though it sucks to be stuck inside all day, there are some people who have it way worse. There are people who are currently working during this pandemic and keeping the rest of the world moving. These are the people I want to thank today in this Weekly Blog. Now I’m going to be listing a whole bunch of jobs that are super important and they are not in any sort of ranking system. Also, if I forget a job, it’s not that I don’t think your job is important. I’m just dumb and can’t remember everyone. I’ll just thank everyone up front. If you are out there working during all of this, thank you for doing so! You are an essential employee doing an amazing job and I hope that this Weekly Blog finds you so you know you are appreciated!

Now specifically I want to thank some people starting with delivery drivers. If you are a delivery driver working for a place like Amazon, USPS, FedEx, or The United States Postal Service, thank you for delivering packages and bringing stuff to people in need. I worked for the Post Office for a bit so I know how overworked and underappreciated postal workers can be, so thank you all for what you do and I extend that to any delivery drivers. Kind of along those lines, I want to thank all the food delivery drivers as well. If you are bringing food to people stuck in their homes, you are doing an amazing job. So many people can’t or don’t want to go out and you are providing a wonderful service by delivering food to them. People sometimes look down on pizza deliver people or delivery drivers in general, but I think all of you are wonderful and I try to give big tips every time I order food for delivery because you all deserve it!

Speaking of food, I want to give a big thank you for all the people working in the food industry. If you work in a restaurant or fast food place, your job probably became a lot harder and maybe a bit stranger. I know where I live, sitting down in a restaurant is no longer an option so many restaurants have switched to delivery or to-go orders only. This really hurt waiters and waitresses so I hope that you all either found other work or the restaurant you work for make a plan where you are still working and getting paid. Also I want to thank everyone working in grocery stores. People are rushing to grocery stores to hoard food and toilet paper and you all are the unsung heroes restocking shelves and making sure people can buy the supplies they need. Hopefully people are kind to you as you go about doing your job and it isn’t too stressful. Like I know it probably is, but I’m sending good thoughts your way. Another group I want to thank are all the truckers out there driving semi-trucks or other trucks full of necessary supplies. You all are out there making sure groceries get to the stores, supplies get to hospitals, and everything is getting any where it needs to go. If it wasn’t for you, the whole country would fall apart. Again, I feel like truck drivers are sometimes looked down on, but truck drivers are the ones making sure that all the stuff you buy online gets to you in a reasonable amount of time for such a low price. So big shout out to all the truck drives or any other drives out there driving supplies to the places that need it most.

Finally I want to give a huge shout out to all the people working in the medical field. All the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are heroes in scrubs fighting on the front lines against this disease. I know all of you are working really long hours and it must be truly exhausting. Plus you are at the highest risk of getting the disease yourself which has lead to many isolating from their friends and family. I’m sorry that you have to make that sacrifice as well as working to fight this pandemic. Your jobs are never easy but I know now that sentiment is at an all time high and unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the disease is slowing down. There’s nothing I can do to truly express just how important all of you are. I know I could never be a Doctor or a Nurse and that just makes me that much more grateful. I hope all of you get the medical supplies you need to do your job and I hope you stay safe. I also extend my thank you to all the people who are working in the hospital and keeping it going like janitors and people with administrative positions. Obviously a lot of attention is on doctors and nurses, which make a lot of sense, but you all deserve credit to. Hospitals have a lot of moving parts and each part is important in it’s own right. Thank you to everyone working in hospitals and I hope I don’t have to visit you soon.

Again thank you to all the wonderful people working through this pandemic and I hope I didn’t forget anyone important. Again, if I didn’t mention your job but you are working through this craziness, this is your thank you. Thank you for what you are doing and I hope you stay safe and healthy. I know this was a Weekly Blog consists of just saying thank you a lot, but I do really want to show my gratitude for everyone. These are tough times but the people out there working are making it a little easier. That’s very much appreciated.

Now a final thank you. Thank you to all the people who read this Weekly Blog. Hopefully some of my readers fall into these categories so they know that they are appreciated. If you liked this Weekly Blog, feel free to give it a like. Also if you are stuck inside and don’t have too much to do, I recommend checking out the other stuff I’ve written. There are over 450 published pieces on the website including Weekly Blogs, Poems, Writing Prompt Pieces, and Fanfiction so hopefully some of that peaks your interest. You can also Follow me here on WordPress if you don’t already. I really try to create a positive and creative space here on the internet and I’d love to add some people awesome people to that space.

Thank you for all your support and I hope you have a wonderful week!

-Allen_The_Writer

 


Header Photo Credit to Health eCareers
https://www.healthecareers.com/article/recruiting/7-ways-to-show-your-staff-some-appreciation

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