Just some thoughts:
It has been my experience that most people who do their job don’t expect great praise, loud accolades or constant encouragement. On the other had it has been my experience that most folks doing their job on occasion do appreciate an acknowledgement of such.
I’m not sure there has been a better time for that acknowledgement than what we are experiencing now with all the virus stuff.
Earlier this afternoon as I was out walking (I try to walk 4-5 mile a day) in my neighborhood I got to thinking and noticing. Off in the not too far distance was the local hospital. How about all those medical people who with all this virus stuff still showing up for work. Not only showing up but in some cases working added hours. I walked by our local Publix and saw two large trucks delivering needed goods. How about the truck drivers. I thought about the lady at the cashier’s line checking people out. A mailman drove by and thought “neither rain, sleet, snow or virus” stops the mail
Earlier that day I had been at my coffee place. Yes, get it and go. As I pulled in the parking lot I saw a police car sitting off some distance with no other cars around. As I started to the door of the coffee place I diverted my walk. As I walked up to the police car the officer in the car rolled his window down. We spoke, exchanging greetings, then I said to him, “If you got time I’d like to buy you a cup of coffee and a bagel.” He smiled and then held up his cup, he had already done such.
I then said a “thank you” to him for his service and all that he and so many others were doing. As I turned and started to the shop, before he rolled up the window, he raised his cup and said:
“Hey thanks, appreciate the acknowledgement.”
Take a look around surely there is someone deserving of, while they are not looking for praise…but deserving of an acknowledgement.