Two Things Are on My Mind This Morning!
May 15, 2023
First a terrifying statistic that I saw over the weekend:
9.6 Million Jobs Available in the US
5.4 Million Individuals Identified as Unemployed
4.2 Million Jobs Un-fillable
I don’t really know what to do with that, but it is terrifying nevertheless!
And second, we need some occasion to celebrate what we have actually accomplished now that the PHE is officially over. For so many of the individuals we support, we kept the “trains running” more or less on time and got to the intended destination in reasonably good order. We focus on the individuals who fell through the cracks or did not get the supports/services they needed, or the staffing shortages, or the people caught by COVID, or the number of new Support Coordinators someone has had, or the long days uploading reams of the same information you uploaded a month ago to somebody else, or . . .
But what we need to focus on are the individuals who are happily going about their daily routines, enjoying a walk in the park, going to work, spending time with friends. Think about that, and smile!