For Gillian Atwater, RN, gratitude can be described as adopting an attitude of appreciation.
It is easier to go through life when you demonstrate your appreciation for what another person has done for you, particularly when the person’s actions involve substantial sacrifice and risk.
As a case manager at Baptist Health Richmond, Gillian has seen a tremendous amount of tragedy in the past year due to COVID-19. As a result, she says, “I am most grateful for the fact that we live in a country where we’re able to innovate in the area of medicine. These vaccines are the only thing giving people hope right now, and especially as Kentucky serves as one of the leaders among states in rollout, it seems like we may be able to get back to some semblance of normalcy soon.”