Today is a day that I have worked my entire life to prepare for.

I have been given the knowledge and strength to carry out my work of caring for others.

I must always remember to take care of myself.

As a “fixer,” I will always maintain the tendency to care for others first, as this is the gift I have been given. However, the very fact that I am here is a gift — a gift I need to share with others. While I’m actively engaging in social distancing, that doesn’t mean that I can’t reach out to others via text, call or social media. In doing so, I will be able to fulfill the gift of today.