Is it my imagination, but I can almost feel some sighs of relief as many of us gladly wave good-bye to 2020 and enter 2021 with the hope that it will be better so we can regain some of the life we had before the virus descended upon us. This is the reaction of an optimist. However, there are those who suffered greatly this past year by losing a loved one or their job and are facing the new year with anxiety and dread. Their reaction may be that of a pessimist. Finally, there are those who are facing the new year with a mix of both not knowing quite what to expect. They are the realists who have managed to stay alert to learning about the virus, diligently followed the rules as set out by our health and political leaders, and probably haven’t suffered too greatly either financially or personally. Whatever category we might fit in, these words which I saw in a recent advertisement really struck a cord with me and will be my words of wisdom for dealing with 2021.
To quote it was: “Without love there is no hope”.