At last we reach the final hours of 2020, a year filled with lifestyle changes, health risks, financial problems, and for many, learning what the rest of the shared household is really like.
For those of who have lost someone to Covid-19, for those of us with elderly family members or friends in senior’s lodges, our most vulnerable, I am truly sorry that you have had to deal with that along with all the other things the year has brought.
For the people who work in essential services, thank you.
The majority look at the dawn of a new year as a new beginning, although that is false, really, as everyday can be a new start.
The year, though, with all those days ahead – let us look forward to them all!
We have the promises of new and effective vaccines, and our health advisors everywhere, worldwide, learn more and more about this virus which means that we in turn have better ways to stay safe, providing we listen to the experts.
I have always been fascinated by the sea, by waves, and even on the shores of Lake Ontario, I learned to love the cry of the seagulls, the rhythm of the waves and the sound of them.
It seems to me, that when the old year ends and the new begins, it is like the waves washing away the past, the losses, the gains, the successes and the sadness of the years before.
Every wave brings in new water, and the sand changes, as the water covers it and goes away again.
And then we have the new start – morning comes and the promise of days and months to come, all unknown, a mystery as yet – it waits for each one of us.
Resolutions? None here. It can be a good time to make a change for many, since that fresh calendar can offer a clean slate and an incentive.
Happy New Year.
May the best of 2020 be the worst that happens to you in 2021.
Let’s see what this new year brings us!