Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Goodbye 2020


I think we can all agree that 2020 can go down as one of the worst years in recent history—mostly because of COVID-19. Lots of people have died and will die during this pandemic. Our world economy has been crippled, lots of companies went under, and many people have lost jobs. I won't even bring up the horrible events that brought us to the protests for the Black Lives Matter movement. We just have to never forget that they do. 

I also wanted to point out that some good has come out of this year. We've shown our resilience to adversity and kept moving forward. We've rediscovered the heroism of the healthcare workers on the frontline as well as those who stand up to fight for equal rights. For a while, roads had fewer cars and our air was a bit cleaner. We've stopped consuming so much and enjoying what we already have. In spite of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, we've discovered new ways to connected with people. And towards the end, a record number of people spoke with their vote to get arrogance, narcissism, ignorance and hatred out of office. 

The lists can go on about the positives and negatives of the year. However, the one thing that I want to take away from 2020 is I hope that we can learn to appreciate the life that we take for granted and be more mindful of the people around us.