Each person will have a different answer for the the title and many would argue that the sentiment above does not apply to 2020, but I am incredibly fortunate to be able to agree. I realize that our microcosm in our new home, and all the joy living here has brought us, is not shared by those who have had a difficult year. My heart aches for those that have lost jobs, loved ones or whose lives have been significantly disrupted. When I think about what we have not had to endure, I am all the more grateful to be so fortunate. But being the “glass half full” type of person I do believe that many things the world ‘endured’ in 2020 will build a strong future for all of us. I have loved seeing new and creative solutions to living in a pandemic world, whether it’s a new business ideas, improved business methods, new ways of communicating or caring for people, or whatever, these creative ideas will endure, I’m sure. There is hope now, with vaccines starting to remove some of the fear, that life will return to ‘normal’, which is still to be defined. There is no question that worldwide economic and social structures will be permanently changed; the question is how will they be changed, and how will we react to, and manage, these changes. There are still many unknowns.
Last night we celebrated the close of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 with fun family times and some homemade revelry. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be fun!
So for those that did not have the “Best Year Ever” in 2020, I hope that 2021 makes it come true. Happy New Year to everyone!