Against All Odds

A friend of mine recently posted his dismay at all the negativity that has popped up on the news, Facebook and other social media. Instead of posting pictures of cute puppies and kittens like a few folks have done, I’d like to take a moment to thank some people for the work they do every day. While we see some of these folks on a daily basis, many work behind the scenes and aren’t noticed.



To all our armed forces who risk their lives to keep America safe: Thank You

To all our first responder who protect the innocent, uphold our laws, rescue lives, extinguish fires, and heal our injured: Thank You

To all the doctors and nurses who work long hours to help us get well and heal: Thank You

To all the teacher s who share their love of knowledge with our children, the future leaders of this country: Thank You

To the people who rise early in the morning to collect our trash and recyclables: Thank You

To people who repair and build our roads in sweltering heat and frigid cold: Thank You

To our postal carriers who brave all sorts of weather to deliver our mail: Thank You

To all our public servants who work behind the scenes to keep this country running: Thank You

To the innumerable volunteers who step up in more ways than can be counted everyday: Thank You


I’m sure I’ve missed a few. Take a moment to think of all the people you pass by every day.

Who would you like to thank?

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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1 Response to THANK YOU

  1. The most important people are often overlooked in mudslinging endeavors… It’s how we best divide and conquer.

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