Here it is again. Carlton’s perfect New Year’s Eve. Except in later years, the book was replaced by his Kindle.
This has been a really crappy year. But, it could have worse. And 2021 doesn’t show much promise in the early days of the year. But, remember…
- 65,000,000 BC – that was most likely the worst. Your giant asteroid that wiped out 75% of life on the planet including every single dinosaur. That had to be Worst. Year. Ever. For dinosaurs at least.
- 1348 – The Plague in Europe. 1/3 of the population dies. This one gets my vote.
- 1492 – That wasn’t a very good year for the existing population of the Americas.
- 1837 – The Panic (financial) of 1837. This was a US thing. And, I know it would get Carlton’s vote for worst year ever. But, he wouldn’t have been a happy camper in 2020.
Grateful for the strange blessings of 2020. I discovered that I have a much greater ability to “accept those things that I can not change” than I ever imagined. Over the years, I have spent a lot of energy tilting at windmills. Next, I need to work on “and the wisdom to know the difference”. This would be the AA Serenity Prayer – lifted from Reinhold Niebuhr
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and
Wisdom to know the difference.
No new Covid cases today and our most vulnerable people were vaccinated yesterday. Plus some of the staff. That might start heading us in the correct direction. Next Year.