A Thank You Letter to Everyone Helping Us through this Crisis

28 May, 2020
We thank all the people who are taking care of us and trying to make everything easier in such complicated times. This letter is for them.

It’s time to write a thank you letter to all those who are helping us get through these difficult times.

These are certainly difficult times, the kind we never imagined would ever come, the kind that, until very recently, were more typical of movies than of real life. However, as is often the case in everyday life, certain events and situations surprise us and take our breath away. These events invite us to reflect on how they’ll change us.

Coronavirus has come into our lives without asking permission and it seems to be rapidly leaving behind a silent trail of chaos, sweeping away all our plans, projects, and security.

In the midst of this chaos, there’s a very clear command to stay at home, for the sake of yourself and others. It’s a matter of respect, responsibility, and solidarity. An appeal to each one of us for the benefit of our entire society, in order to avoid contagion and to flatten the curve so that health systems don’t collapse.

The truth is that not everyone will comply. Some selfish people look for any excuse to go out and don’t take the seriousness of the situation into account.

However, others look after us in a thousand and one different ways, so many that we can’t even count them. These include health professionals, police officers, and cleaners, among others. This thank you letter is for them.

A thank you letter to the doctors and nurses.

A thank you letter from the bottom of our hearts

Thank you for being willing to leave your home in order to give your best for humanity. Even though fear invades you, your body trembles, and anguish grabs you by the throat, you’re willing to take that step to fight for others.

Thank you for being there, right in the firing line. Your courage and effort are indescribable. Despite the physical and psychological exhaustion and the stress that invades you, you continue to do your best. And that’s to be admired. You’re an amazing example. An example to all of us.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the morning, the afternoon, or at night. Schedules don’t matter because you’re concerned about helping. You also have a family and sometimes it’s hard for you to leave them at home to go to work. You’re aware of all the risks, and yet there you are, helping to make things better and make sure this crisis ends as soon as possible.

Thank you so much. We know that it isn’t easy. We know that you’re dealing with very complicated situations that we can’t even begin to imagine. Only you know what this whole situation implies. You’re the only ones there protecting us, watching over our safety, taking care of us, and offering us everything we need.

A tired woman.

Thank you for taking care of us

Thank you for taking care of us and being patient when anxiety, nerves, and get the best of us. We’re so grateful that you’re making everything easier in these difficult times.

Thank you because we know that, even in this situation, we may not treat you as you deserve. So please accept our apologies when the situation gets the best of us.

Thank you for your dedication, commitment, support, and responsibility. It isn’t easy to be there when the number of patients keeps going up, when resources are scarce, and when you have to make risky and difficult decisions. It isn’t easy to expose yourself to the disease every day. We know that you’re doing it because you’re fighting for us.

Thank you for every video you make and for every message you send to raise awareness. Thank you because, even when you’re weak, you continue to work hard.

Hope and courage

You’re light and strength; you’re hope and courage. Thank you because you’re risking your lives day by day. The most amazing thing of all is that you’ve always done it, even before this terrible situation. And you did it all out of the limelight!

Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. Without you, we wouldn’t make it. Thank you for showing so much solidarity.

This is a thank you letter to all of you, wherever and whoever you are. Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, assistant, cashier, security guard, warden, cleaner, pharmacist, policeman, fireman, journalist, driver…

Thank you to the other professionals who we can’t see, all those who are working in the background, all those who are having to make vital decisions, even those who are searching for a cure.

Thanks for helping the world not stand still, even in times of isolation. Thank you all. We pray that your efforts will bring out the best in all of us.

“We ourselves feel that what we’re doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

-Mother Teresa-