The Different and Scary Year that is 2020
2020 is coming to an end soon. I know we are all ready for this year to be OVER. This year has had a ton of ups and downs, taking us on a roller coaster ride throughout. We have had fears, worries, learning new things, and trying to cope with all the changes and challenges of living in a time of a pandemic.
Some of us have lost loved ones. Losing someone is never easy and should never be taken lightly. I’m sure it’s a hundred times harder during a pandemic when you can’t gather together with your family and friends for support. Not being able to hug and console each other has to be extremely difficult and sad. I’m sure it can make us feel more lonely than before.
Others have had to witness this virus while working alongside it on the frontlines. Brave men and women put themselves in harm's way every day to try to help others. Heroes. That’s what they are. They had to make so many sacrifices to continue to assist people while doing their best to keep themselves and their families safe. Having to live out of hotels, garages, or even find their own tiny apartment closer to the hospital, all so they could try to avoid giving anything to those they love most. We owe them a great deal of gratitude, respect, and appreciation. Thank you!
Some of us had to learn how to function with our kids or spouses at home with us ALL the time. Which for some isn’t as easy as others as some have to worry about domestic abuse, walking on eggshells, or having to help the kids while they do their school work. All of this while trying to work from home and come up with a different routine in order to make sure something got accomplished. Also, trying to keep your sanity and not get depressed so that you can try to keep your kids going and optimistic as well.
The year 2020 has definitely been full of uncertainties, but some good has also come from it. We have had more time to spend with our families. Time to relax and binge on some shows. Read that book that has been sitting on our shelf for years that has yet to be read. People have come together to help each other whether it be by donating food, checking in on neighbors, or even by helping financially. We have seen a lot of compassion, goodwill, and love as well!
Even through the struggles of this year let’s try to embrace all those uplifting and eye opening things that we have seen. Let’s cherish those extra memories or moments that we were able to make. Spread some extra cheer onto others and let’s continue to work together to end this year safe, happy, and thankful! We will get through this. It will not last forever. Let’s make the best of it and remember what’s most important right now. We are strong, accommodating, and will survive! 2020, thank you for the lessons you have taught us and cheers to 2021!
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