Today The Harbour wants to focus on more positive aspects of life.
Many people go around in life doing what they believe to be just everyday task and duties. To me. personally, many of these are the ones that really should receive more credit for what they do.
Take for instance our own bloggers Roer and what she achieved in the last two years of her life. She moved from a self proclaimed “couch potato” to a real enthusiastic cyclist that managed not only to enter but complete several races in the past two years. This coming weekend she will participate in the Cape Argus race, a highlight for many a cyclist. It compares for them with the Comrades for runners.
Go Roer we salute you and admire and appreciate your inspiration to others with your achievements.
Security Service Personnel
Now many people get frustrated when they have to stop at a gate, get out and have their car searched. I also hated this until I decided one day to start talking to these people and do what they need me to do.
You will be amazed if you realize what sacrifice many of these people make in order to keep us all safe. Many of them work shifts and get to work with great difficulty. Being on duty in extreme weather condition while most of us are asleep in bed, they have to stay awake and in the rain and cold make sure we are safe.
The Harbour salute you today and say thanks to all of you that are still at your post and smiling even if you are verbally abused by ill mannered people.
This group not only have to deal with sick patients, but also listen to the concerns of every family member and friend visiting. Sick people at best are not easy to take care of but many of you do it with grace and dignity. The long hours you have to work being alert every moment not to make a mistake because it can cost somebody their life.
Thanks to all of you who even when paid poor salaries still continue to take care of other peoples’s loved one’s while in some cases your own life isn’t maybe perfect and calm.
These men and women of the South African Police Service, are very easily referred to in a negative manner, when people want to complain about the high crime rate in our country. Do we ever think about the dedicated ones that put their lives on the line every time they report for duty? Do we understand the tremendous pressure these people have to endure in the line of duty, by being exposed to all kinds of human trauma?
Well the Knight is of the opinion that all Police should be paid a substantial amount more in terms of salary and benefits for what they have to do. Please accept the thanks and gratefulness of the Harbour to you all, the Men and Women in Blue.
Firefighters and Paramedics.
I firmly believe that the closest any human can ever come to experience hell on a regular basis while alive is to follow one of these careers. Dedicated to save Life, limb and property on a daily basis at times when their own lives are in danger not only by the conditions and fie, but trigger happy mad men. They deserve to be mentioned and honored for their lives and dedication.
Many people volunteer their lives and resources for good causes without even looking for any form of acknowledgment in return. We are looking here at people assisting as trauma councilors, helpers at cancer hospice and many more. The list is endless and one can not begin to really understand the worth or these people to others. At best we will not be able to pay them a salary even if they requested such. It is immeasurable.
This group also include the Fathers and Mothers that take care not only of their healthy children but the ones who have special needs and never give up on them always giving their best irrespective of the child’s abilities or lack thereof.
Thanks to all of you. We salute each and every one today and it is may request that we all today and every day forward will find one of these and others not even mentioned above and tell them how much they are appreciated and do something special for them in return.
Who would any of you like to say thanks to, for what they contribute to your life and others?
Regards and Blessings from the House to the Palace, Shack and Pigsty. 🙄 😆