Crowd Surf This Guy [Daily Prompt: Pep Rally]

We all know someone who could use a pep talk… so write them one!  Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHEER.  via Daily Prompt: Pep Rally.

I don’t know if what I am about to write is necessarily  a “pep talk”.  I feel like pep talk is when you are cheering someone up but a “pep rally” to me is giving a celebration for the person or team that has proven to be great before and will now be doing it once again.  Hip Hip Hooray!

Coincidentally, on my car ride to work, I was thinking about my work but also about the work my boyfriend does.  I tease him about his endless stories about his day but they are quite interesting and at times entertaining.  Most of all though, I am proud of him.  He has a tough job in Law Enforcement.  Any career that deals with the law and the people who don’t obey them is very tough on anyone, even the strongest man or woman out there.  It definitely isn’t just a job they have to do to get a paycheck, it’s so much more than that.  It is a service to all people for our protection, for our safety and it is so admiral to have these men and women put themselves in dangerous and sometimes hostile environments just to make sure that the rest of us don’t have to.

I know some days it is hard on his psyche to see what he sees, to endure the bullshit he must endure and to leave it behind once his shift is over.  Although, the job isn’t a comfy 9-5 behind a desk, it gives him purpose to wake up every morning.   He has people to protect, laws to enforce, structure to provide and lives to keep safe even the lives of those who endanger themselves.

I have never experienced being close to someone working in a profession like his so  I was ignorant to how important and admirable the job really is.  It’s dangerous but lively.  His career gives him purpose.  His day to days have meaning because he is out there performing his tasks for a reason to make sure that everything runs smoothly so all people in and out of his vicinity are protected physically, protected by their human rights and all are as safe as can be under his watch.

So, rather than a pep talk, this is a pep rally to keep him motivated, keep him strong and let him know there are so many people who count on him and trust their lives in his hands.  He should feel so good about that and wake up every morning with a smile knowing someone is looking up to him and thanking him for a safer day.        


I love you squash.

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