Quoting Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones, “Between the worldwide pandemic, the extreme polarization of politics, compelling social protests and disastrous climate-related events, 2020 has pretty much run us through the wringer.”
And so, on this New Year’s Eve, we look forward to a vaccine to help relieve the pandemic, positive arbitration on the political scene, active discussions and conclusive results directed at social protests, and more progress in the climate-related arena. As my friend Sally, the retired NASA engineer states, “This is our winter of sacrifice but not despair.”
As individuals, we need to spread hope, compassion, and joy. Within the things listed above, we can identify opportunities to become involved in the transition from 2020 to 2021. Even if you can only spread hope, compassion, and joy to friends and family within your sphere of influence, you are making the world a better place to live, work, and play. If, additionally, you can work within the arenas described, all the more positive influence will result.
Celebrate tonight, take a few days to catch your breath, then lean into the opportunities to navigate through this winter of sacrifice. We will all be blessed as you do so.
Happy New Year!
I'm Pete Vanderpool and that's My Educated Guess.