WHAT ‘MATT’ERS: What hasn’t been said?

It goes without saying that we are living in, quite frankly, some really crazy times.
We all know this. The coronavirus is on our minds, in our news feeds, on our radios, on our TVs, talked about daily – you name it.
This issue is encompassing our lives. People are working from home or told to stay home from their jobs. Kids are home from school until later this month, though my gut says that’s wishful thinking. Businesses are shut down – some permanently – and we all really don’t know what will happen from day to day.
No one does.
It’s downright scary.
I know today is April 1, but this is no joke. I wish somehow it was, though.
That being said, we have to move forward. However we need to do it, we need to wake up every day with the mindset that we are going to own the day.
Let’s face it – that’s how the heroes in all of this operate. I’m talking about the doctors, the nurses, the health care workers that have been putting their lives on the line every day to help others. You talk about going above and beyond, well, look no further than those folks.
My wife is a nurse manager working way more than 40 hours a week and I can’t accurately express the words of appreciation, gratitude, amazement and 100 percent respect I have for her and what she does each and every day.
It’s like that for everyone at the hospitals and clinics, even right here in town at Clarkston Medical Group and McLaren.
How those folks do what they do without hesitation is truly beyond me.
We keep seeing motivational phrases like, “We’re all in this together” and “This, too, shall pass.” All that is true, and the more I see these sayings, the more they stick in my mind as being a reason to smile.
Honestly, what more can be said that we already don’t know?
We see the daily statistics. We know the number of cases is climbing. We know the hospitals are full. We know there is worry. We know everyone is doing the best they can with the resources and knowledge provided.
This will get better. This HAS to get better. We NEED this to get better.
Be safe, everyone. Please. Be safe.

— Matt Mackinder

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