While this year looks so much better in the rear view, not all of it has been bad. We learned so much about ourselves and what is truly important in our community and lives.
Bringing these lessons into 2021 give us reasons to be hopeful.
A Better, Brighter New Year Ahead
As we ring in the New Year, we have so much to look forward to. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two COVID-19 vaccines and may approve a third in January. This, hopefully, will save millions of lives and enable schools and businesses to fully re-open.
Also, we bring into 2021 the lessons we learned from one of the most disruptive years in history. We gained a new appreciation for workers in the service industry, first responders, and postal workers. We are thankful for family and friends near and far.
The Atlantic calls 2020 the “Year We Lost.” Because, for so many of us, 2020 put our lives, educations, and careers on hold. We deferred trips, vacations, and even weddings. Often, this resulted in feelings of loss.
For some of us, the disruption caused by the pandemic was an opportunity to re-evaluate things. We took stock of what makes our lives special and things we may have taken for granted.
Going into the New Year, the News-Herald reports that people learned the importance of community and that we are more resilient than we realized. Additionally, we learned to live in the moment and to prioritize self-care. One way to care for ourselves is to find gratitude in our lives.
The Keating Agency is grateful that we will be ringing in 2021, especially since many business doors closed this year. Our third generation, family-owned business looks forward to serving our friends, family, and community. Please contact us if we can do anything to help you.