“I haven’t got to chase extraordinary moments to search out happiness – it is proper in entrance of me if I am paying consideration and training gratitude.”
In November the times develop shorter. I’m packing extra actions
into the daylight. As I spend extra time indoors, I exploit the silence to replicate.
Since March 2020, when the U.S. went into COVID-19 lockdown, our
lives have modified dramatically. The
idea of staying wholesome took on a brand new which means, as these with diabetes and
weight problems being discovered to be at excessive danger for an infection with COVID, being hospitalized,
and dying. Each week, individuals discuss in hushed tones about somebody they know at work
or at church who bought contaminated or who has died.
Firstly of 2021,
vaccines to guard towards COVID turned obtainable, providing hope and lightweight. When the state requested for
staff to step ahead and assist work in county well being division vaccine clinics,
I stepped ahead. I labored with an
unimaginable staff of registered nurses in Corydon, Indiana to assist them get vaccines into
arms. I noticed bravery in our well being professionals, typically working double shifts,
to get each dose of vaccine administered and documented, not desirous to waste
even one single dose. I remembering
calling individuals on the finish of lengthy work days these first few weeks in January, telling them we had an additional dose and
that we’d await them and will they arrive proper over to the well being
division. The individuals I known as on the well being division’s fill-in record dropped
what they have been doing to drive over for an opportunity to be one of many first within the state to be
vaccinated, giving themselves safety from the worry of an infection, illness,
and loss of life. We labored in unity to assist our neighbors keep
protected and wholesome.
As households collect safely to provide thanks, I give thanks
for my household and all they do to assist our mom’s need to age in
place. I give thanks for the world’s well being
care heroes. I give thanks for farmers, particularly the pumpkin farmers in Indiana (see image above). I’m grateful for folks who’ve navigated deep waters to guard their kids by way of the pandemic. I’m grateful for each breath I take. I’m grateful for the reward
of life day by day. What are you grateful for?
With love and kindness,
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder and Wellness Architect