It’s been a tough 12 months. Too many individuals have died of Covid, or ailments that will have been handled had Covid not overrun the hospitals. Lengthy Covid has been debilitating. Even those that escaped sickness have recognized loss — of human contact, life-affirming experiences, holidays, Christmas. Home violence has risen. Psychological well being has suffered. One million extra individuals are unemployed and people in a position to work have slaved away tougher than ever.
On the plus facet, the catastrophe has in all probability made us extra resilient — “character-building”, as we as soon as known as it — and taught us to understand what we have now. I’m reaching, I do know. However, if nothing else, this 12 months has been a reminder that what actually issues is what makes us completely satisfied.
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