We are living in a time like nothing most of us have ever experienced in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the USA and the rest of the world with fervor, and it’s changed everything. This is affecting every person and every family. If you’re struggling during this time or if you’ve lost a loved one, we want you to know that we are holding you in our hearts during this difficult time.
There are others we are holding in our hearts, too. We are so grateful for all of the doctors and nurses who are fighting to save the ill. Thank you for putting your life on the line to save all of us, and for all of the risks you are taking and the sacrifices you are making, both personally and professionally. Thank you to everyone who is working to keep us fed, our prescriptions filled, and to ensure we can function in this “new normal,” at least for now.
We are also incredibly thankful for everyone who works in the logistics and transportation industry, who continue to work hard to bring us all of the essential materials we need to survive.
The backbone of our economy
In times like these, it’s hard not to realize both how fragile and how fortunate we have been before this pandemic started. There are so many things we take for granted, and we need to be grateful for the privileges we have living in this free world of abundance. Perhaps we never thought about how the fresh food arrived at the grocery store or how the hospitals were supplied with protective gear like sanitary gowns and face masks. If you haven’t thought about that now, you’re definitely in the minority. It’s almost impossible to stop thinking about it! Things that we took for granted are either no longer available, or there’s an extreme shortage of the essential materials that are needed to save and protect our families. But there’s hope. We are so thankful for all of the folks who are working to bring us the essential supplies that we need. Those who are working in the transportation industry are on overdrive (pun intended). They’re the backbone of our economy. They are our saving grace.
Saving lives, one trip at a time
The world has changed in a matter of days. Most of us weren’t thinking about ventilators, nurse’s gowns, or face masks a month ago. Nobody (we hope) was hoarding toilet paper. It’s really hard to believe that our country is in a shortage of these essential items at a time when they literally mean life or death to some patients who are ill. Thankfully, there are heroes on the frontlines who are risking their lives to deliver the essential items we need. Passenger planes have been converted to carriers for these essential items across the country and even the world. Trucks are transporting items that they don’t normally transport so that YOU can get what you need when you need it.
A whole new meaning to bravery
It’s almost as if we’re collectively fighting a war against COVID-19. People are walking down the street with masks, grocery stores are limiting the number of people who can be in the building at the same time, and gloves dress all the hands at the gas station. People are being extra careful and avoiding unnecessary contact. Let’s not forget that there are people that are working to bring you the things that you need. They are so brave! They’re putting their health and the health of their families on the line. We’re so grateful for these brave men and women who are making our very existence possible.
During times like these, it’s important to find positivity and silver linings in everything. We’re finding the silver lining in the strength of communities coming together. People are helping each other in ways that they never have before. Younger neighbors are helping their elderly neighbors, people are supporting each other in new ways, and it’s very inspiring to see! Together, we are all stronger.
Gratitude every day
When the negativity and fear tries to creep into your mind, it’s important to stop it right away. A great way to do this is to practice gratitude every day. When you wake up in the morning, take the time to think about three things that you’re grateful for. Take the time to call a friend, neighbor, or family member that you haven’t talked to in a while. Reconnect. Share and spread all of the positivity that you can. Thank your grocery store cashier. Leave a tip for the delivery folks and the mail carriers. Express your gratitude, and it will instantly lift your spirits.
We’re grateful for you
Whether you’re a customer, a transportation partner, or any other citizen who’s interested in Vestra Logistics, we want you to know that we are grateful for you. We’re grateful for your support and for your business. We wouldn’t be here without you, so we thank you.