THE THANK YOU PARKING LOT — I don't think 2020 has been an easy year for any of us. We've been cut off from loved ones, events have been canceled, jobs have been lost, mental and physical health and been affected and loved ones have been taken from us.
With all the difficulties, however, there has been a lot of good. We've found new ways to connect, been able to spend more time at home and hopefully, some of our cooking has become better out of necessity.
Things have been difficult for our frontline workers, but they have also been one of those bright spots of 2020. Their sacrifice, dedication and work ethic to help all of those facing health issues is inspiring. Doctors and nurses have lost their lives as they combat this virus and they do it because this is what they have been trained for and they want to help.
It's beautiful to see what has been done for you and me and those we love and University of Utah Health did a very small something to say thank you, but the impact isn't small.
A flash mob made up of a multi-disciplinary care team of frontline health care workers formed outside the University of Utah Hospital to say thank you to their co-workers and community. According to the YouTube description, their goal is to "honor everyone for their care and support throughout the pandemic and to remind everyone to continue to mask up and support one another."
It's a short video, but it has an impact and reminds us that the end of a long and difficult year is a perfect time to show gratitude. Not just to frontline workers, but to everyone who helped get you through this 2020. Maybe it was a neighbor who brought in your garbage cans one day, an old friend who reached out just to see how you were doing or maybe the stranger in the grocery store who let you and your kids go ahead of her in the check-out line.
Take time to say thank you and pass it on.