Above and beyond the call of duty

via Daily Prompt: Above

I quite often think about the people who have jobs that require them to go above and beyond the call of duty.  I mean, really, I guess they don’t have to, but in reality, most do.  Nurses, Doctors, Firemen, Policemen, Police women, Health Care Aides, etc.

I would imagine, a person in any of those lines of work would feel very unappreciated some days.  Can you imagine, being a Police Officer?  How many times in the run of a day are they cursed at, whether it is under someone’s breath, silently or full-blown aggressiveness.  I don’t think you could pay me a million dollars to do any of those jobs mentioned above.  Health Care Aides are hard workers.  I could not do that job either.

I just want to take a moment to thank all the people who do those, dangerous, difficult types of jobs.  Thank you for all you do.  That is not to say, people who work as casual labourers, or any other field of work do not have to work hard.  Their job may not be quite as dangerous, but it could be, because in this life, you really never know when it is your time to go.  If you happen to be on a job when your time comes, well, nothing you can do.

They say, if you do something for someone without any expectation of anything in return, you will never be disappointed.  That may be true, but, if you go above and beyond what is asked of you, I think it is important for someone to at least acknowledge with a thank you, even if you were not asked to do anything extra.  It is common courtesy.  In this day and age, common courtesy seems to have gone astray for some.

Of course, manners, such as common courtesy is up to the parents to teach, but some of those parents, don’t know what common courtesy is, or what it means to have good  manners, treat people with respect.  I do think it needs to be taught in schools as well.  After all, at home is the first place a child hears racism, disrespect, swearing, rudeness, etc., but they also learn it throughout their lives.  Children aren’t born with it, they learn it, first at home, then more at school.

Whoever you meet today, say something nice.  It might just make their day.

I’m Frazzled Again.


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