Our appreciation goes out to all healthcare workers who are still helping fight the battle against COVID-19 every day. As we all continue to make sacrifices, we know many healthcare workers are still on the frontlines of this pandemic working day and night, while sacrificing their own health to care for others.
Healthcare workers are experiencing burnout and mental fatigue, and we thank them for their dedication and hard work. So, if you’re looking for a way to show some appreciation to a loved one, a friend or a fellow healthcare worker who has been on the frontlines for the past year, here are some examples!
Write a Handwritten Thank You Note
After a long, exhausting day at work, a simple, heartfelt thank-you note can brighten someone’s spirits. Let them know you’re thinking about them and appreciate their work, and sacrifices. Expression of gratitude, can lift their morale on their travel assignment when away from home.
Send Goodies from Afar
Consider the small gestures that can bring a smile to a healthcare worker’s face. Getting them a coffee or a few self-care products can help them relax and unwind at home. These hand-made kits from Etsy are perfectly packed to help a healthcare traveler relax and unwind while they’re on an assignment:
Call/ Facetime to Show Them You Care
Since traveling medical workers don’t have the option to work from home, connecting virtually can offer a sense of familiarity and comfort when exploring a new city, and a new job. Video technology allows family and friends to reconnect during these uncertain times, strengthening friendships and providing support. So, when you’re unable to show your gratitude in-person, pick up the phone, schedule a Zoom or Google Hangouts, and don’t forget to turn on your camera.
Let Flowers Do the Talking
Coordinate a flower delivery with a local flower shop. Not only are you supporting a small business, but the act of the thoughtful act can brighten up someone’s a frontline-workers home and enhance their mood. Positive effects of flowers can last a long time. Fun Tip: For a longer-lasting bouquet of flowers, cut the stems one to two inches shorter to improve water absorption!
Give Some Social Recognition
Online connections have become more important as we keep our physical distance. Thanking frontline workers through social media post is a great way to publicly give recognition. Using #InThisTogether, #COVIDHeroes, or #MyLRSHealthcareHero you can mention individuals, or send broad messages.
Even Restaurants are Doing Their Part
Companies are still showing gratitude and want to make sure healthcare workers are still treated well, even with COVID-19 still troubling the country.
Now more than ever, it’s important to show our healthcare workers that we appreciate all that they do! This is just a short list of ways to show your gratitude from afar. Share this blog with your favorite way someone has showed you gratitude over the past year for being a frontline worker?