Anne Arundel Medical Center recently launched the Grateful Hearts campaign to show our health care workers that we are thankful for what they do every day. And now, as we battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re more thankful than ever for these superheroes who protect our community.
During this campaign, we are asking the community to share their gratitude and join the #HeartsForHealthcareWorkers movement. Joining the campaign is simple: decorate and display paper hearts in your home, post a picture of your heart on social media and be sure to tag us using the hashtag #IHeartAAMC.
We are in challenging times and this campaign ultimately shows the gratitude for the powerful impact our health care workers have in patients’ lives.
Highlighting our health care workers as the heartbeat of our community also has mental health benefits. More and more research proves the consistent link between gratitude and greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, alleviate depression, improve health, better manage adversity and build strong relationships.
Showing gratitude is important for all of us, but it is an especially important trait to develop in children. When you teach your children to practice gratitude, you aren’t just teaching them a social skill, you’re providing your children with a tool for happiness and resilience. Building grateful character traits can increase your child’s happiness and resiliency when faced with life’s challenges.
It’s easy to participate in the campaign, simply download one or both of the printable hearts and post in your home to show how grateful you are for our frontline heroes. Don’t forget to share on social media and tag us using the hashtag #IHeartAAMC.