The traditional definition of a “hero” is someone who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Many of the people listed below have been “frontline workers” during the pandemic and definitely warrant our admiration and appreciation. We are grateful for their service, compassion and care.
During the month of May there are “Appreciation Days” that have been set aside to celebrate, give thanks and recognition to these individuals.
- National Police Week & Police Officers’ Memorial Day
- National Nurses Day
- National Teachers’ Day
- School Nurses Day
- Military Spouse’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Armed Forces Day
- National Waiters and Waitresses Day
- Memorial Day
If we use this list as a starting point for showing appreciation to these various people that we know and encounter, then we are on our way to being more appreciative. An “attitude of gratitude” can brighten the day for those we thank, and it changes our outlook on life as well. Make a point to say thank you to these “superstars” and show your appreciation to those who have made a positive difference in our lives. And, while you are at it, be sure to give thanks to God for all that God has done.