There’s a quote that goes “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” Which one is 2020 for you? Upon some reflection, for me, a bit of both.
All years are challenging, but in many ways for a lot of us, 2020 will go down as the most difficult year in modern history: so much loss on so many levels, and so much havoc wreaked on our lives. It just has not been easy for anyone.
On the other hand, you could argue that 2020 will also go down as the most pivotal year of modern times: struggles and hardships were met with lightning-fast innovation and human resolve the likes of which we hadn’t seen in decades. We’ve re-invented ourselves, changed our lifestyles, homes and minds, all for the better. Through it all, we’ve been able to adapt and thrive. Talk about resilience!
In the end, despite its many challenges, I think we can all agree that we are coming out of 2020 with a far greater appreciation for a way of life that we were probably taking for granted. Perspective on steroids about our jobs, family, friends, and health. A loud reminder that we must live life to the fullest because we never know what’s around the corner.
I hope 2021 brings you, among many great things, the courage to brave its questions and the faith with which to face its answers. With God all things are possible.
Happy New Year to all of you! God bless you!
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
Not where you live or what you drive or the price tag on your clothes
There’s no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I’ve come to know
So if you agree have a drink with me
Raise you glasses for a toast
To a little bit of chicken fried
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio up.
I thank god for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives so we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love
Like our chicken fried.”
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
-Zora Neale Hurston
“Lord, as the New Year dawns today,
Help me to put my faults away.
Let me be big in little things;
Grant me the joy which friendship brings;
Keep me from selfishness and spite,
Let me be wise to what is right.
A Happy New Year! grant that I
May cause no tear to any eye.
When this new year in time shall end,
Let it be said: “I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here
And made of it a happy year.”