December 28 2020
By: Terry L. Mathis
The holiday season at the end of the year means different things to different people and religions but there is a common theme of caring: Caring about deities, caring about history, and caring about our fellow human beings. While we struggle with a pandemic and all the other problems our reactions to it have caused, we need to change our focus from what we can't do to what we can.
We can continue to take precautions against the dangers we know are in our workplaces, homes and highways while we take precautions against the virus. We can help those hardest hit by the economic and psychological impact of the quarantine. We can support the businesses that remain open and rush to help the others when they are able to reopen. We can look for alternative ways to deliver goods and services that minimize exposure.
It is easy the get depressed thinking of what is wrong, but it can be invigorating and challenging to think of creative ways to take care of each other in the current circumstances. Don't lose hope and don't stop caring!
Terry Mathis, Founder and retired CEO of ProAct Safety, has served as a consultant and advisor for top organizations the world over. A respected strategist and thought leader, Terry has authored five books, numerous articles, videos and blogs, and is known for his dynamic and engaging presentations. EHS Today has named him one of the '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS' four consecutive times. Business leaders and safety professionals seek Terry's practical insight and unique ability to introduce new perspectives that lead to real change.