Well, we made it! I waited to post anything just in case 2020 refused to leave like someone south of the border. I have never been so happy to see a year end. I even sat up until midnight to make sure it left peacefully.
Each year that passes, emphasizes for me just how precious our time on earth actually is. Of course, it doesn’t help that I have also turned a year older since we rang in 2021. A friend suggested to me that we not celebrate birthdays until this damn pandemic is over. She reasoned that if everything else is on hold, birthdays should be as well. She may have a good argument. I sometimes reflect back to my youth when I wanted time to move faster because with age came the freedom and privileges of adulthood. Oh, how I now wish that I could make time stand still. 2020 has taken so much from each and every one of us, but it is time to gradually reclaim our lives…. ever so carefully.
So, instead of focusing on what we have lost, let’s look forward to what is hopefully ahead this year. I am pinning my hope and optimism on the vaccines. Yes, there are concerns out there about its safety, but I am confident that the scientists and doctors involved in its development and testing won’t steer us wrong. As a person who is afraid of needles, at this point in time, I would happily muster up all my courage and administer the damn covid vaccine to myself if I needed to in order to gain immunity.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick to death of hearing the ridiculous conspiracy theories being spread by so many idiots out there. I am all about free expression, but I draw the line when I hear things like the vaccine is just the governments way of injecting everyone with chips to enable “them” to control us. Give your head a shake! It is the government’s job to set rules and laws which ultimately control our lives. We elected them to make these decisions for the good of our country. They don’t need to “chip” us to control us. Do you wear a seat belt? Who said you had to wear it? Right, the government. Does it affect your life negatively? No! Wear the damn mask or stay inside your home; the rest of us would like to put this pandemic behind us sooner than later. I am not getting any younger!
Thanks for reading,