As we head into 2021, I reflect on a year I never thought imaginable- it felt like a science fiction movie or the twilight zone!
So many people I know, and love have been affected by Coved- 19. Some have lost people they love. Sadly, some of those who died were alone without human touch and contact. Some have lost jobs, cannot pay their bills, and worry about the future. Some have recovered from COVID-19 but still feel exhausted and depressed. Some have realized what is important in life and have been decisions about how they want to live their lives going forward. Some have ended a relationship or are finding and starting a new one. Being in quarantine with someone can make or break who you are as a couple. Others who live alone have too much time to look inward and dwell on their situation and become depressed.
Some choose to stay positive by looking for the silver lining in all that has happened around them by reaching out to others and being present. Some have realized the importance of taking control of your health and made positive changes with diet and exercise.
Around Thanksgiving, our governor put us all on a two-week "Pause".
This action was to try and get the growing number of cases back down to a manageable number. It made me think about how we should all be taking a "personal pause" in 2021 and think before we react.
It is easy to make a judgment about someone's decisions or beliefs. What is sad is many times there are underlying reasons for the way a person is feeling or acting...people do not take the time to think about it or ask. Our world has become so self-focused. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is we need human connection.
My wish for you in 2021 is good health, happiness, and "a pause" from judging, assuming, accusing. As the year progresses, and we come out of the pandemic, I hope we all realize and cherish the true value of human connection and those who love you.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.