Love Thy Neighbor
What Does Sacrifice Really Look Like?
In the midst of the COVID 19 crisis, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what sacrifice really looks like. We have doctors, nurses, hospital ancillary staff, delivery drivers, grocery workers who have steadfastly given their all throughout this whole COVID 19 pandemic. Some have given everything.
As we make shifts in how our society functions let us not forget that this is not “back to normal.” The corona virus is still out there. The social, economic, and mental after effects are only beginning to be realized.
But your sacrifice doesn’t have to be big. A small one still counts you among the #heroes.
Here is what you can do:
Wear a mask. This protects your fellow man or woman more than it protects you. But if we all wear one, the transmission of SARS-CoV2 drops dramatically. We don’t know who has it, and frequently patients don’t know they have it. Assume everyone has it—Including you.
Stay at home. When you must go out, maintain 6 feet of separation. This is a numbers game based upon frequency of your interactions. Minimize them.
Wash your hands. It only takes 20 seconds of rubbing.
With more people out and about, know that YOU are now on the front lines of fighting this pandemic. Act accordingly. Act lovingly.