Selfless warriors, ‘heroes of the world!’

Millynairi
Posted August 1, 2020 from Kenya

Take a minute, look at yourself in the mirror. You are caring, you are brave, you are important, you are special, you are a hero and you have proved it to the world!

We call you “Front line health workers” and during this period of COVID-19 pandemic, that has been the song, but do we understand your sacrifices? You have sacrificed your time, your families, and your physical health in your efforts to serve others. What you have done and have continued to do is commendable and I salute you!

You are the only direct contact with patients; you see them in pain and distress even to the point of their death but you have held back your tears and stayed strong and while this makes you vulnerable physically and mentally, you have not given up. 

We have been advised to stay safe indoors, businesses and other institutions have been shut in order to contain the virus, and we can only watch your selfless determination from a distance, in the news as you fearlessly offer your much-needed services from the front line.

It is not easy to be away from your families and loved ones, not because you are alone on holiday but because you are out there saving lives and not sure whether you will also be a victim of circumstances, never to see them again. You have done it and this sacrifice to humanity is priceless. The demise of some of your colleagues in their line of duty has neither stopped you nor has it instilled fear in you but you have continued courageously beyond the Call of Duty. The burden placed on you has been too difficult but you have proved to the world that you are up to the task.

In a memorial service, Hernando Hernandez Calleja who lost his brother due to COVID-19 said “More than kindness, more than love, compassion is the emotion that most makes us human. Compassion allows us to understand the pain of others, their thwarted aspirations, their sadness. That’s why I am asking today for your compassion”.

Let us all learn to be compassionate in our homes, community, society, and we shall make this world a better place. Selfless warriors, 'heroes of the world, I salute you!'

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Jill Langhus
Aug 01
Aug 01

Hello Dear Milly,

How are you doing, dear? It was lovely to see you yesterday at the Encourager Party:-) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tribute to all COVID survivors! I totally agree that the world needs way more compassion...we're getting there!

Hope you and your family are safe and well, and that you're having a good weekend, dear.

XX

Millynairi
Aug 01
Aug 01

Thanks Jill. Yes, we are all fine. Hope your weekend is good too.

Jill Langhus
Aug 03
Aug 03

You're welcome. Great to hear!

Thanks!

Chi8629
Aug 01
Aug 01

Thank you for sharing .

Busayo Obisakin
Aug 01
Aug 01

WAO! Thank you so much Sis for honouring the fronline health workers. They are doing a great job.
Love
Busayo

Millynairi
Aug 02
Aug 02

Yes, they are. Thanks for your comments Busayo.

Nini Mappo
Aug 02
Aug 02

Hi Milly,
Your tribute is a beautiful read, and a timely reminder of the debt of gratitude we owe to the healthcare workers. This gratitude we don't often think of because of that 'subtle entitlement' that it's their job to look after us when we go to hospital. It is such a tough line of work at the moment, and we can only keep praying for their safety, courage and remind them how truly inspirational they are, and that we are thankful for their sacrifice.

Thank you for sharing, put it down so beautifully:)

Millynairi
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thanks Nini for your kind comments. Much appreciated.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 03
Aug 03

Hi Milly,
What a beautiful tribute. I am so glad to read it. You have put into words the many reasons that these people are true heroes. So important that we look carefully at who is doing the emergency work through this, and make sure they are recognized. Selfless warriors, yes!

Hello, Millie,

Wow! What a powerful post to honor the frontline health workers.

You are right, dear, they have the toughest challenges now. They risk their lives whenever they are in contact with a COVID-19 patient.

If people who just be mindful of the dangers these health workers are facing, they will follow the basic rules on preventing COVID-19. It’s not just for our safety, but it’s also for them to be able to rest from this battle.

This post makes me teary-eyed. Thank you for writing this loving tribute. You are right about compassion. It is empathy plus action.

I salute the frontliners with you, dear! Please stay safe.