As I snuggled on the sofa with my children, who’re eight and 10, to look at the presidential inauguration, ensuring they did not miss this historic occasion, I had many tear-filled moments, as I am certain a lot of you probably did. However when my daughter requested me why I used to be crying on the finish of Joe Biden’s speech, all I might say was, “I have been ready for thus lengthy for our president to do the best factor.”
I lastly really feel safer and extra taken care of, particularly with regard to this pandemic. Like all of us watching COVID devastatingly sweep over our world, he is doing one easy, but essential factor: sporting a masks. It could not look like that large a deal, however he is setting an instance to all of us on the way to stop the unfold of the coronavirus. Even while signing executive orders on his first day in workplace final night time, sitting by himself at his desk, socially distanced from others — he wore a masks. Although he is been vaccinated — he wore a masks. And despite the fact that the employees and reporters within the room had taken all the proper precautions — he saved his masks on. What a strong message!
Not like the earlier administration, simply this straightforward act of respect in sporting a masks to guard others and seeing our president doing the best factor gives me the glimmer of hope I have been ready for for thus lengthy. Hopefully setting this instance will encourage others to proceed to put on their masks, to put on them appropriately, and to put on a masks even after being vaccinated, as specialists have advisable.
If we would like masks to forestall the unfold of COVID, everybody has to put on them. I maintain pondering that my children should put on masks each minute whereas they’re (fortunate sufficient to be) in school, even after they’re socially distancing exterior at recess. I will always remember a number of months in the past after they requested why Donald Trump wasn’t sporting a masks. My heartbreaking reply was, “Typically even grown-ups break the principles.” And their response? “However he is the president.” Nicely, now we lastly have an clever, ethical, and respectful position mannequin for my children and everybody on this nation to look as much as. I am feeling pleased with our president for doing the best factor, and I am able to see some optimistic change!