A Salute to those who do the Jobs I couldn't.

As much as I love to think about all of the ways in which we humans are alike and therefore should be kinder to one another and get along, I also have my moments when I think about our differences and how each of us are so unique. Whilst a lot of us may laugh at the same jokes and love the same movies, not all of us have the same talent for art, sport, academics and so on. These thoughts often lead me to think about the jobs people do that amaze me, the jobs I know I couldn't do myself. I decided to write them down and share them with you today, in addition to saying Thank you to these people, because if there weren't people like them, the world would be a very different place.


This may be an obvious one, but it's something that I think about a lot when I hear people complain about hospital waits or a doctors mistake etc. Have you ever stopped to think about what these people face on a day to day basis? When I wake up for work in the morning my biggest decision is what to have for breakfast, that will fill me up so I won't be hungry in five minutes. A doctor goes to work knowing that anything could happen and that they may be the only factor in someone living or dying that day. Talk about pressure!! They deal with blood, broken bones and a million other things, that make me queasy just at the mere mention of them! No, as much as I love to help people, being a Doctor is definitely not for me. So doctors, nurses and surgeons, I thank you and I salute you.

Movie Makers.

I was watching TV the other day, when the Harry Potter movies popped into my brain. I randomly started thinking about all the individual scenes that go into making a blockbuster movie, as well as how many takes there must be for each scene. I used to have enough trouble, and have to muster up energy when it came to editing our YouTube videos, which at the most had two to three takes for a ten minute video. But these magical movie editors have hundreds of scenes and hundreds of takes that take hours to go through, even before they've started actually editing the movie! As fun as I imagine it is to make a brilliant movie, I for one would not have the patience for it. To you movie editors, I say Thank you and I salute you.

Firefighters/Policemen and Women.

When we were younger we went to a fire station with our girl guide group and long story short, the fire alarm went off and Lucy and I cried and cried. We were terrified of the place and the idea that someone in that moment was caught in a fire. Growing up I was always so scared of the thought of a fire happening at home. That's why I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for the people who actually sign up to run into burning buildings to save people. It's downright heroic and knowing these people exist must surely mean that there is hope for the world after all. Even when there is a whole lot of crazy going on, the fact that we can rely on a group of people like firefighters and Policemen and women to show up and sort out the craziness, well, it's pretty awesome and should not be taken for granted. If these brave people cried at the fire station like me, there wouldn't be much hope for us all. Firefighters and Policemen and women, I thank you and I salute you.

Who do you admire in the working world? Have you had the pleasure of talking with people who have incredible jobs that you appreciate? Do you have a friend who is talented at something and amazes you every day? Be sure to tell those people how much they inspire you and remember to say thank you.

Have a great day! Stay humble and thankful.


  1. I don't think Healthcare Assistants are appreciated enough for how closely they work with people. I'm a healthcare worker and people just think I'm a professional butt cleaner.

    A lot of people don't realize that we actually; wash, toilet, dress, feed, administer medication, console service users when they are scared or upset, we hold their hands and listen to their stories because we're interested, often we find ourselves sitting beside them as they take their last breath. We cook, we clean and sometimes we even go out of our way to make a cup of soup for someone who's feeling a bit under the weather. We're there when family members can't be, I've even found myself having to clean and dress someone who has passed on my own and that was a really scary job for someone who had just started out. It's harder when you have your favourites, I've had 4 so far and unfortunately they've all passed on. x

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    1. We agree with you 100% and admire the job you do so much. People seem to think that with a lot of jobs that require looking after someone, even children! If it wasn't for amazing people like you, some people wouldn't know where to turn when their loved ones need help or support. A lot of people can't do the job themselves so it should be easy to respect the people who actually do it. I imagine it's a very rewarding job but very emotional and difficult at times too! Thank you for reading and thank you for all that you do to help people!
      Kelly xx

  2. For me, it's people who work with old people, take care of them etc. I know I could never do it and it's such hard work. we had my grandma living with us for two weeks and it was so hard. My mom isn't really cut out for taking care of elderly people but for her mother she just does it, including bathing and other not so great things. I don't even know if I could do it for my mom. I'm just not made for it. But I have so much respect for people who do because it's such a crazy job and it's a shame that they don't make more money. Same for so many other people-related jobs that require so much effort and responsibility. So yeah, I'd say caretakers (children, seniors, everyone), doctors, firefighters, nurses... They all deserve so much respect. It often angers me how much celebs or athletes earn in comparison to people in regular jobs. Of course they work hard as well, but they don't save lives or anything. I really enjoyed your post. :)

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    1. I agree and that's something we always say, I know the entertainment industry makes a huge amount of money which is why they can pay people so much but there must be a way of paying teachers and caretakers more. Childcare is what we are qualified in and it's so sad that we can get paid more working a retail job that we can looking after 10 preschoolers. It's not everybody but I think a lot of people just take us for granted like, 'well they signed up to look after my kid and others today, instead of getting a 'real' job, so that's on them' instead of thinking about how they would feel having to look after their own child and 9 of their friends for 8 hours every day! If that makes sense, it sounds harsh but I've definitely worked in places where parents seem to have that attitude! I agree that all people who choose to look after others should be treated with more respect and praised!
      Thank you for reading! Glad you enjoyed the post! :)
      Kelly xx