So we are in the year 2021! So many things have changed and yet so many things still remain the same. The historical COVID-19 pandemic continues to boggle the minds of scientists and experts around the world. With the desperate hope of a vaccine on the horizon to try to combat the bewilderment this virus has wrought― Life as we knew it prior to the outbreak is a distant memory. Gone are the crowds and throngs. Gone are the festivals and large frivolous gatherings. The live spectator sporting events, crowded stadiums, concert halls and auditoriums are barren and silent. If anything, the past year has taught us that the monetary things of this world pale in comparison to the health and lives of ourselves and our loved ones. As elders often say, “You can’t take your money with you to the grave.” So as we embark on an uncertain year of 2021, let us savor the time we spend with family and at home. Let us cultivate brighter friendships and more positive connections. Walk into the new year with gratitude and humility. As my sister likes to say, “Cheers to new beginnings and the chance to keep growing and moving one step forward.”
Happy New Year, everyone!
© 2021 Shemique Blair