2021 Finally Arrives To Mixed Reviews

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The calendar flipped, the digit increased, and here we are in a new year. But what will change? What will stay the same? We sit and wait with baited breath. 

Will we get our piddly $600 stimulus checks? Possibly. Will Eygpt get 1.4 billion in aid from US taxpayers? Undoubtedly. Because isn’t that we why work a 40 hour week anyway, while businesses and restaurants around us go bankrupt, disappearing with each new week? Let’s hand oxygen masks to countries who hate us while our own are just out of reach. Seems like an elevated way to give the bully our lunch money. So we sit and wait. Wait on assistance. Wait on the numbers to go down, for the news to spout something encouraging, wait on the new regime, wait for the world to once again flip the CLOSED sign to OPEN.

Let’s hope the pessimistic leader-elect’s gloomy prediction of a dark winter proves false. Love him or hate him, all our leaders need our prayers now. Don’t we all want our country to thrive and be united? Seems like a pipe dream, but I believe many Americans are hopeful.

So we applaud the arrival of a new year, albeit with trepidation.

The vaccine is here, and I know several folks now who have received it, all of them working in hospitals. There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope. There is always hope.

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9 thoughts on “2021 Finally Arrives To Mixed Reviews

  1. I share your sentiments. There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. I fear, however, that the tunnel is going to be very long and dark. I don’t anticipate being able to relax for most if not all of this year.

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  2. Holding onto hope Kerbey. With the vaccine on the scene I’m feeling hopeful. But the rate of the roll out is so slow. I just pray we can get by without the need for emergency medical attention anytime soon because the wait to get into the ER is about 6 hrs currently. I have a friend who works for a local hospital.

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    1. Yikes! The hospital folks I know say they are close to capacity, but not full. I can’t imagine that wait! I wish people would have been staying home all these months instead of gathering with everyone they knew.

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