"We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know." ~W.H. Auden
I want to dedicate today’s blog post to those in the helping professions. I have such a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for those who enter these fields. They do it not for notoriety, glory, and money (For these fields offer none of the three). But rather, they do it because they have an innate desire to help others. What a beautiful trait.
So this post is dedicated to:
The school teacher who takes the time to work with a student and makes the difference between that student going on to college, or dropping out of school
The firefighter who risks their life running into an engulfed home to save someone who is trapped.
The disaster relief worker who helps people when their homes, and lives, have been leveled.
The ER nurse who works a 24-hour shift in triage, comforting people in some of life’s most traumatic moments.
The social worker who dedicates their life to protecting children from child abuse.
The police officer who puts their life on the line every single day.
The Home Health Nurse that spends their day visiting elderly people in need.
The Red Cross worker who is the face of hope for people who so desperately need it.
The EMT who spends every day responding to the scenes of accidents and saving lives.
The Hospice Care worker who provides comfort and solace during a family’s most difficult time.
These are but a few of many examples of the dedicated workers in the helping professions. So let us salute them on a job well-done and let us never pass up the opportunity to thank them.
Do you know someone who works in the helping professions? Have you ever been helped by someone in the helping professions?