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I just want to shutout many of the unsung heroes in this whole pandemic, focussing on hospital staff in this post. Nurses doctors are absolutely heroes and super strong, but anyone working right now also is. One of the main unsung heroes I found are the security guards. I know theyre underpaid as it is, but they show up everyday and work to keep everyone safe. They show up to calls not knowing what to expect, and are consistently dealing with melt downs of the public be it for rules they dont agree with, or dealing with emotional times.
So thank you security for holding it down so everyone else's job is safer.
I received the most beautiful gift tonight after my shift, tucked under the wiper blades of my car in the parking lot.
A handmade thank you card, unsigned.
I don't know which blessed child made this for us, but if I may be so bold as to speak on behalf of health care workers everywhere...
You're welcome. Thank YOU for thinking of us and taking the time to show your support.
Hopefully they see it somehow and know how grateful I am for their gesture.
Just wondering if anyone in the Gladstone, Cataraqui, Lincoln, Niagara area has had their tires slashed last night/ early morning (03/ 27-03/ 28) and/ or possibly has dashcam or doorbell video of it? Myself and about 5 neighbours on the 800 block of Gladstone Ave woke to flat tires with holes punched through. Police were notified and said that there have been numerous calls/ reports for that area today (03/ 28). Just thought I'd reach out and make people aware that this is happening. Hopefully someone has it on camera and this person/ people are caught. What a time to be a nasty human...smh.
Thanks for any and all help.
Went for walk down Laurier today in Lasalle and from Matchette all the way down were inspirational quotes like "You are beautiful", "Remember to be kind", "Take care of yourself", "We will be ok" etc all written in chalk every so many sidewalk blocks or so with flowers and designs etc. To whomever took the time to write those (or if you know who did please tell them) - you are a gift during these crazy times and I am so grateful for your work - thank you :-) 🙏💞
Just wanted to share what I found in my door this week. It's awesome to see what we can all do for each other in this time of need. This really warmed my heart. We all need to stick together and help each other out. We will get through this!!!!
Please Stay safe and look out for one another
I just want to put this out there as a mother of a young child. You should really not talk about this issue around children or small ones, and keep in mind not everyone can drop their kid off with someone. So they can go out and get things they need.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that was able to get multiple packs of toilet paper and Lysol wipes. As a cancer patient, this has caused so much more stress on top of an already stressful situation. I hope everyone that purchased more than what they could possibly need are proud.
We are all in this together....but many have proven they are just out for themselves when we need to band together and help each other out.
To all my North American friends,
I was hesitant about posting this message, another Coronavirus message, but I feel compelled to do so, so here goes.
I'm in Sardegna, and we are in the 'thick of it' right now. "In the thick of it" is relative. We are far from the drama of the major affected areas in Italy, but we do have many cases here. This situation is "unreal", "crazy", "ridiculous", whatever you want to call it, it's REAL. My personal fear is not the virus, and it shouldn't be because most people recover from it. The real fear is the collapse of the health care system. Heaven forbid someone in my family gets the virus and needs to be intensive care...only to find out when they get there that there aren't enough ventilators for them. This is the reality. Italian doctors ARE choosing who lives and possibly dies. Over 60? Unlikely you'll get access to a ventilator if there is someone younger and healthier than you who needs one. Kids? Great carriers, which means they can easily spread it to their grandparents. The statistics go on and on...which I'm sure you've all been reading about. I'm not writing this to encourage a debate. I'm over it. We've been bombarded enough with coronavirus updates/ info/ graphs/ he-said, she-said, etc.
Two weeks ago, I felt the same as many of you. I'm a private business owner and was resistant to closing my studio, until I was forced to. No wages for one month, possibly two, and who knows what the economic situation will be like in the coming months. We are told to stay in our homes. If we leave the house we need to fill out and sign a document in case we get stopped by police. Only one family member is allowed to go to the grocery store at a time. Grocery stores will now be closing on the weekends until at least April 3rd.
What is the point of this message? It isn't to scare anyone. It's a friendly reminder to wake up. We ALL have to do our part, however ridiculous it may seem. Follow the rules. Stop complaining about them (and I get where you're coming from because I am one of the people who was very resistant to all of this madness!). This isn't about this horrible virus that will kill everyone, it's about doing our part and taking care of others around us who are weaker than us.
On a side note, you may have noticed that I've been posting a ton of quarantine posts; playing in the yard with kids, reading a book, etc. So, you might think...quarantine isn't that bad, right? It's not as dire as they say. WRONG! I'm fully aware that there are so many families suffering so much more than we are. Instead of focusing on the negative I have CHOSEN to post POSITIVE. To let YOU know that life goes on, and that we have a choice to wallow in it or just accept it. We are 4 people living in 60 square metre house, so I can surely sit here and complain about THAT all day long!!! But, I don't want to. I want to focus on what we are blessed with right now; living in the countryside, enjoying beautiful weather, and our health. There is chaos going on in the world around us but WE don't have to let the chaos in. Whatever it is that you have to GIVE UP at this time, let it go. Focus on what you HAVE.
You all may be in quarantine in 1-2 weeks time. Prepare yourselves...and I don't mean go buy mass amounts of toilet paper or prepare the bunker! I mean, go buy some books, some board games, whatever else you might need to help you pass time. Do an online course, learn something new, CALL a friend, slow down and spend time with family. But most of all, accept the situation and just wait for it pass.
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An abandoned street in Treviso, Italy. Mimmo Lamacchia/ NurPhoto via Getty Images