In a crazy time like this, a little kindness toward, and appreciation of, those in our community that are on the front lines goes a long way.
Thank you to our local journalists, who are keeping us very well informed. Your hard work and dedication to providing our community with accurate and up-to-date news is beyond admirable.
Thank you to our local educators, who are scrambling to figure out a new way to deliver an education to our students that live in very diverse home situations. Your devotion to our children is appreciated more than you know.
Thank you to our first responders, who are always ready to help us whenever we need it. We don’t say thank you nearly enough.
Thank you to our grocery clerks, and everyone else behind the scenes that keep our food supply stable. Daily, you are witnessing the best and the worst of human behavior, as well as having to leave your families at home while you come to work to make sure we all have food and supplies. Thank you!
A giant thank you to our medical support teams, from our local doctors and nurses, to all of the others that support them (lab workers, assistants, receptionists, and especially the housekeeping staff that are doing their best to keep everything disinfected). You are truly on the front lines, and we can’t thank you enough. You are always there to take care of us, and right now we need to do everything we can to take care of you, by following all guidelines, washing our hands regularly, and keeping our distance socially.
And finally, a thank you to our community leaders, who are bravely trying to lead us through these uncharted waters. We know you are doing your very best for all of us, and the personal sacrifices you make in order to help all of us are deeply appreciated.
Together, as a community, we will make it through this … but only if we work together. Be kind, and remember to thank people as often as you can.
Lisa Bethune resides in Arcata.