System Improvements Shares in #LightItBlue to Honor Those on the Frontlines Fighting COVID-19
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This is one of those times—in life as we’ve come to know it during COVID-19—when it’s ultimately important for all of us to pull together to achieve a common purpose, even if “pulling together” means staying apart in order to be safe and to keep others safe.
It’s also important to support and send thanks to workers who are serving on the frontlines.
One notable and often loud daily measure of thanks has been happening as healthcare workers get off work
From their balconies, crowds of city dwellers have been clapping and whistling their thanks to healthcare staff leaving their shifts. You don’t have to live in the city to thank someone on the frontlines, though. A smile and a heartfelt “thank you for what you are doing for all of us” to the person cleaning the carts at a store can be just as meaningful, especially to that person.
We’ve heard about so many unsung heroes in this surreal time of physical distancing. People who are doing their best to help ease the stress and monotony of isolation and the stigma of being quarantined. For example, the fitness instructor in Seville, Spain, leading stay-at-home apartment residents in workout routines; he’s on a rooftop and the residents are on their balconies. You can see other ways volunteers are helping in the video below.
Yesterday, in many locations across the globe . . .
There was a coordinated gesture of gratitude and support to let essential workers know how much they’re appreciated for their heroic efforts during these unprecedented times. Among the hard workers deserving of appreciation and celebration are healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store stockers, policemen and firemen and emergency workers. Silhouetted in glowing blue were iconic statues, bridges, academic campuses, and sports stadiums—all under the hashtag #LightItBlue.
We at System Improvements join in thanking and celebrating all essential workers. You keep us going, taking care of us and those we love. To support you, we #LightItBlue.
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