As we head into the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to talk about “togetherness”.
As communities, families, individuals – as healthcare workers and essential workers – and as a province – we have faced some incredibly difficult times throughout 2022 – especially in healthcare.
We know folks are hurting. Many struggle to pay the bills, heat their homes, and even put food on the table. And we know that accessing health services has become more difficult than ever.
Too many of our neighbours, our loved ones, and our friends are feeling hopeless at a time of year that is supposed to be filled with hope (and joy and love).
For me, this is where the spirit of “togetherness” becomes more important than ever. It’s that resilient, generous Saskatchewan spirit – it’s our pride of place and sense of community. Togetherness is our willingness to always help each other out.
I know life is difficult right now, but this season let’s all dig deep and give what we can, in the way that we can – a helping hand, an extra smile, a donation – big or small. Sometimes we forget that what may seem tiny and insignificant to us, can be life-changing for someone in need.
Like my sugar cookies. I love baking and I love to share my creations. Making sugar cookies is my family’s tradition and I’m sharing my recipe with you. If you find the time to make a batch yourself, I hope you’ll share that warmth of your creation and bring some joy to those you love. (Click here to watch the step-by-step video)
I love my Saskatchewan family – this province will always be my home and have my heart because we are always in it together – for each other. Let’s never lose sight of this - of who we are.
To Saskatchewan, on behalf of your 11,000 registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and nurse practitioners, I want to say thank you to everyone who is working so hard to keep us moving forward through these tough times. And thank you for supporting your registered nurses.
And to you, SUN members, I want to send my most heartfelt gratitude. You will ALL be in my heart throughout this holiday season. Thank you for everything you do and for everything you give, every single day. SUN will always be there for you because YOU are always there for all of us – Saskatchewan’s patients and families.
We can get through anything together.
Merry Christmas to everyone.
Tracy Zambory, RN