A Special Thank You to our Heroes!
A message to the TPAK Team from Martin,
Hero – a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character
Heroism – heroic conduct, courageous actions
In the midst of the disruption and fear caused by the COVID-19 virus, I want to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary people who are working at the Pointe at Kilpatrick. I wish I could say we’ve experienced the worst of this crisis, but what I do know is that I’ve already seen the Best in our Team.
By “Best” I’m not referring to a high mark of Goodness that we will not surpass, but rather a Quality of Character that will endure and for many, strengthen as things unfold.
Throughout history, virtually every generation has faced unimaginable challenges and crises. For some, these events lead to the loss of life, suffering, and even the breaking of the Human Spirit. The reward for a long life is that one endures more than one of these. That’s the reality for our Residents right now.
We owe our very existence to the fact that enough people answered the calling of their time, put the good of others ahead of their own self-interests, pulled together, and did what they could to help overcome the challenge. While we don’t know every Resident’s life story, we can be certain that there are many such Heroes among them we appreciate them.
I’m no longer hearing anyone say that this crisis is “hype” or being “overblown.” There’s no denying that this is a massive World challenge, and no one knows exactly what’s ahead. We must pull together, reach deep within ourselves, and do our best to prepare for and react with courage to the events to come. Nothing short of heroism.
At the same time, we must not be disappointed in ourselves when we have those moments of overwhelming doubt, fear, and anxiety. We’d be crazy not to have them, but they do not define us. Overcoming them together does. Under these circumstances, there will be times we disappoint ourselves and/or others, and that can be painful. Please take care of yourselves as we figure out how to take care of each other.
Each person brings a unique strength to the table. In “normal” times that can oddly create conflict and division. In these times it becomes a beautiful bouquet of humanity, one necessary to get us through the minutes, hours and days ahead.
I can’t think of a finer and more impressive group of People to face this with. I know we will all do our best to rise to this challenge and be there when we can for the Residents, their loved ones, our families, and for each other. Your best will always be more than “good enough.” You will never get the recognition or credit you deserve, but know that what you are doing is nothing short of Heroic.