A big shout-out to those that provide essential services – we do notice
I know I harp on about this ‘Leaving the Wheel’ movement and my aim is to empower you to make a positive change in your life, but the reality is people need to work in those jobs that most of think of leaving. So here is a shout out to the men and women that provide those essential services:-
I give thanks to the garbage men and women working in the dead of the morning to clear our wastes.
I give thanks to the train and bus drivers for shuttling the ungrateful to places of work and the the mechanics who keep them on the road.
I give thanks to those workers who build and repair the roads so that we can commute speedily and safely.
I give thanks to the used car sales men who ensure used cars have value are not sent to landfill.
I give thanks to the homeless who remind us of our humility.
I give thanks to the cleaners who do the dirty work and clean our filth.
I give thanks to the baristas, bar staff and waiters who help us fulfill our gluttony.
I give thanks to the farmers who put food on our plates when we are too busy to hunt and grow our own food.
I give thanks to the truck drivers who transport that food to markets and to our local shops.
I give thanks to the oil rig workers for drilling the oil needed to fill our insatiable need for fuel.
I give thanks to the coal miners who risk life to ensure our thirst for fossil fuels are met.
I give thanks to the alternate energy producers who see there is a different and more sustainable path.
I give thanks to the inventors of the internet who had the vision to bring the planet together into one big community so propaganda no longer works.
I give thanks to the computer technicians who work 24/7 to keep the internet running.
I give thanks to the telecommunications staff who enable the internet and basic phone services.
I give thanks to the firemen who risk their life everyday putting out the fires that we start and for rescuing small kittens.
I give thanks to the ambulance drivers for getting critical patients to a place of healing.
I give thanks to the doctors and nurses for the healing and caring of the sick.
I give thanks to the behind the scenes staff for providing the meals, making the hospitals sterile and washing the linen.
I give thanks to the Police men and women who keep us safe and hold us to our commitment to the law.
I give thanks to the prison guards who maintain the distance between good and bad.
I give thanks to the pilots who get us safely to our holiday destinations and to the cabin crew who relax us on the journey.
I give thanks to the authors who put themselves in the public arena to write the thought provoking books that we read.
I give thanks to the librarians for curating those books for us.
I give thanks to the manufacturers for creating the things we need, but less so for the things we don’t.
I give thanks to the shop keepers for working workends so that we have the time to shop when it suits us.
I give thanks to the artists that inspire us and thank the musicians that soothe us.
I give thanks to the photographers taking us to places we may never visit.
I give thanks to the stock brokers who help us to focus internally on greed so we forget about fighting amongst ourselves.
I am not so grateful to the power brokers who start these wars for their own person gain and stature.
Finally I give thanks to the service men and women who fight these wars without question and the irony of war to keep peace is not lost on me.
If I’ve missed someone then you should know your valued. If you feel like you could be more then maybe you should pursue another path in life.
We all have something to contribute but being passionate amplifies your message.