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Welcome to 2021

By John Tuite
Posted: 12/30/2020
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Gentlemen of the Village!  I welcome you to 2021 !!

We’ve described the past year in many catastrophic terms.   We’ve moaned
over it, described our fears, our stress, our loneliness, our confinement and misery!

What we haven’t done is reviewed our courage, our ingenuity, our creativity,
and our flexibility and adaptability in handling the “Crisis of 2020”!  Let’s try to do that today!

I want to hear about your newly invented communication systems with your family and friends, your ways of celebrating the birthdays and anniversaries, engagements and new births. How you kept the “home fires burning” in spite of complications and
dangers.  What new experiences like “drive-by birthday parties” and “food orderings” and "save the local book store or restaurant" events you saw and participated in.  

Let’s celebrate our ingenuity in continuing to face health care, self care, psychic
care, relationship care, brain care!  We’ve come through a year that demanded
that we exercise judgment, reflection, and hope in facing circumstances that
we’ve never seen before in our lifetime!  We’ve called up courage and strength
that was there when we needed it.  We just assumed that we were up to the task…
and we were!

I want to hear your reflections and experiences, and your wonder at the strength
we and our families have exhibited and continue into this New Year!  Let's dig
deep and tell us something we haven’t heard you say before!

John Tuite
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