What a year this has been. A pandemic that has resulted in numerous deaths, an election filled with hate and division, along with all the other trials that life brings into our lives. Many are looking forward to 2021 in a way never experienced before. We do not know what the future brings, but we need peace.
One of the most important places where peace is needed is in our homes. Unfortunately, crimes such as domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse escalate during a crisis. Abusers cannot handle the usual stresses of life and 2020 has been a year of added stress. Taking stress and problems out on your loved ones is a crime, but not unusual even when the year is going well.
So much has changed in the workplace, the medical field is stretched to the limit, workers are taking risks to keep us supplied with necessities and other things we want. Public safety continues to do their job. Thank you to everyone involved.
The law makers in Washington are continuing to argue, disagree, whine, and blame the other side. It will not change until they learn that their job is to work for the American people, not their political party. We should be shocked when the legislators do not work together, not amazed when they do work something out. The Republicans cannot get along with each other so how can we expect them to work with the Democrats? Personally, I am tired of politicians insulting my intelligence.
To end on a positive note in a negative world, I always look forward to Christmas day as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and when the New Year arrives. What will happen? How will it end? What new adventures will come along?
As we gladly say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, I pray for peace. In our homes, in our hearts and in our country. God help America, you are the only one who can.
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!