Friday, January 1, 2021

While 2020 brought us hardship, loss, suffering, and division, it also revealed our true and enduring strengths, in so many ways. From the first responders and health care professionals whose skills and endurance were exceeded only by their caring and compassion, to the essential workers who carried on in the face of adversity, to the neighbors who reached out to others with a helping hand of assistance or a generous donation, to the organizations who turned those donations into action and support, 2020 gave us a chance to see just how important we are to each other, and just how powerful it is when differences give way to recognizing our shared humanity and the power of collaboration, civility, and respect. 

My hope is that as we begin a new year that is filled with both promise and continuing challenge, we will remember our common experiences of 2020: those we have lost and those that have suffered, and those whose courage, sacrifice, spirit, and inspiration gave us not only a bright light on our darkest days, but also a beacon to follow as we embark on our personal and collective journey into 2021. 

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!