March 30 is National Doctors’ Day in the United States. Considering the current COVID-19 situation, it seems there is no better time to give thanks to those that quite literally save our lives.
The first observance of National Doctors’ Day included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors.
Almost everyone has a doctor that is special to them. Whether they helped you through a tough disease, or they were compassionate and caring while caring for a loved one of yours, they impact each of us personally. Now, even if you haven’t had a one-on-one connection with a physician, they’re affecting every citizen on the planet.
Doctors are on the front lines of this battle. They can’t practice social distancing when it comes to treating a patient. People who have COVID-19 rely on doctors to get them through to the other side.
The doctors take all the risk. They are more concerned with helping a patient than avoiding disease, and that’s something that all of us need to be thankful for.
Today, make an effort to thank a doctor. They may be too busy to answer the phone, but maybe send them an email or a letter instead. If nothing else, say a prayer for their safety. The entire world is depending on them, and I mean that literally.
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