30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 27

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." 
-Winston Churchill

Today I am thankful for essential workers.  I appreciate ALL those who have continued to work in various capacities during the pandemic to provide us with important items for daily living.

However, today I want to express special gratitude for the workers who take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. I am speaking of those who work in medical facilities, assisted care facilities, adult family homes, and private care service providers.  Also, a huge thanks to those families who choose to keep their loved ones home and care for them.

These folks are a big deal! 

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Comments (20)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have always had great respect for people that work those jobs since I know that I would not want to be doing it.

Nov 27, 2020 04:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - even when things are not in a topsy-turvy sort of way, the essential people of the workforce are a vital part of our society.  

Nov 27, 2020 05:07 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Brian England 
I do have a soft spot in my heart for the elderly but, like you, I would not want to be the one doing their job on a daily basis. I can clearly see the toll it has taken on staff over the last few months.  They are to be commended and appreciated.

Nov 27, 2020 05:24 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

You got that right, Michael Jacobs .  I think this pandemic has made clear who the true essential workers are in society. 

Nov 27, 2020 05:25 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I give thanks to those people as well, Carol!

And I hope your visit with your friend yesterday went well.

Happy Friday!

 

 

Nov 27, 2020 05:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... these workers are true heroes! Where would we be without their dedication and selflessness (and not just during a pandemic)?

Nov 27, 2020 05:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. The essential workers have no excuses, they just do their job. Many should follow their lead! Enjoy your day!

Nov 27, 2020 05:36 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Love this quote, just like, never get too busy making a living that you forget to make a life!

Nov 27, 2020 06:14 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
Yes, it was a good day!  I trust yours was as well. 

Nov 27, 2020 06:24 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Amen to that, Nina Hollander 
I think this pandemic has revealed who the true essential workers (and heroes) are... and it's not movie stars and professional athletes.

Nov 27, 2020 06:25 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Wayne Martin 
There is much we can do as citizens as well.  It was well worth the time I spent with my sister-in-law at her assisted living apartment yesterday, giving her a break from the isolation. 

Nov 27, 2020 06:26 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It's one of my favorite quotes too, Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 
I trust you had a nice Thanksgiving too.

Nov 27, 2020 06:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Carol.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the weekend.

Nov 27, 2020 06:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

This is a post worth featuring Carol Williams - These people are unsung heroes and deserve being remembered. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 27, 2020 08:11 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Carol Williams 

Like you, I am grateful for all the essential workers. My mom was in a care facility for 9+ years ... the people who take care of our elderly and those who cannot take care of their self, are true heroes. 

I hope you enjoyed the day, and your meal, with your sister-in-law yesterday. 

Nov 27, 2020 08:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and I agree with you on being grateful for essential workers in these times that we are in.

 

Nov 27, 2020 08:23 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Carol I have admired care givers for many years. I first experienced it when I was 10 and my  grandpa was dying. My Grandmother took care of him and was so kind to him. And it went on from there.  You personally know what it takes to care for those who just can't anymore....it's a big job and requires a lot of patience and kindness.

Nov 27, 2020 10:04 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Just this morning, I saw a photo of a front line worker holding and hugging a dying man.  I couldn't help the tears that flowed down my face.  I can't even begin to imagine what those folks are going through!

Nov 27, 2020 12:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- I think God gave them a very special heart to take such special care of our loved ones. 

Nov 27, 2020 04:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

As I was scrolling down to make my comment, I noticed you wrote to someone, you had a soft spot to the elderly.  So, I take it you have a soft spot for me, I'm elderly.......

Nov 28, 2020 12:06 AM