Congratulate Yourself – Thanks for How You’re Helping

Congratulate yourself.

There are a lot of ways to help people through this crisis. Don’t underestimate your way.

Congratulate yourself

Maybe you’re a healthcare worker. You’re stepping in the middle of it every time you go to work, risking your own life so others can breathe. We thank you. We applaud you.

Maybe you’re stocking the shelves at Walmart. Or filling prescriptions at CVS. Or making pizzas at Pizza hut. We thank you. We applaud you.

Maybe you’re still teaching a class of children, in a way you weren’t trained for. You make lesson plans, check up on students, field phone calls from weary parents. We thank you. We applaud you.

Maybe you’re feeding the hungry. You bag groceries at the food banks and put them in car trunks when people drive by. We thank you. We applaud you.

Maybe you’re curating encouraging articles online. You share information on Facebook, tweet helpful posts on Twitter, sends Marco Polo videos and participate in FaceTime chats with friends and families. We thank you. We applaud you.

Maybe you’re still going into work or working from home to earn a paycheck and keep your business in business. You’re also homeschooling your kids and keeping everyone clothed and fed. We thank you. We applaud you.

Or maybe you’re staying home, day in and day out. You’re only going out for food and necessities. You’re keeping distance and washing hands and wearing masks. You’re getting out of bed each morning and trying to sleep every night. You are our heroes, too. We thank you. We applaud you.

Whatever you are doing—and NOT doing—to keep our globe a safer place, we thank you. We applaud you. Don’t underestimate your contribution, whether it’s treating a patient or whether it’s staying in your house. Both of these, and all those in between, are valuable.

Thank God for the breath in your lungs. Pray for those struggling outwardly. Be compassionate to those struggling inwardly.

Congratulate yourself for making it through another day.

Thank YOU for the contributions you are making! Each are important. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

14 thoughts on “Congratulate Yourself – Thanks for How You’re Helping

  1. Lynn D. Morrissey

    A wonderful post that I will share. I was literally just thinking of ALL the people for whom I’m grateful to God during these unprecedented, unpredictable times. And surely, you are surely one, Miss Lisa.

    Thank you always for uplifting and informing.

    Please be safe and well.


  2. Laurie

    I love the upbeat message of this post, Lisa. We do need to give ourselves a pat on the back now and then. Thanks for the good reminder to support our brothers and sisters on the front line of fighting this epidemic.

  3. Lauren

    I really like this, Lisa! It hits on something I struggle with personally, and that is a sense of never quite being able to do enough no matter how much I’m doing. You’ve so beautifully pointed out that there are many varied ways to contribute, and I thank you and applaud you for sharing this!

  4. Lesley

    Thanks for this encouragement, Lisa! It’s true – we do all have a part to play in helping one another through this, and though all our contributions are different, it is a time to pull together and support one another.

  5. Jennifer Smith

    Just the post I needed….encouragement for each of us. We are in this together. I don’t feel as if I’m “doing” very much…but I pray I’m doing my part. And I’m so appreciative of all the others who are doing their past as well!

  6. Patsy Burnette

    Lisa, we have a whole new set of heroes out there, don’t we!? No longer are the baseball, football, basketball, hockey players, and race car drivers in the number one spot on the hero list. It’s about time we got our priorities in order!


    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  7. Maree dee

    Lisa, What a great post! I am going to share it. For some reason, when there is so much sadness, I always feel like I am not doing enough, no matter how much I do. I keep hearing this from others. Thank you for allowing me to know my contribution matters. Maree

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