As 2020 moves to a close what will you remember? What will you recall about the the “Devastating Pandemic of 2020”? What will stay with you beyond the death, devastation and fear that you felt? How did you feel when family, friends, and loved ones struggled with this insidious virus? As we move forward, are you Angry? Frustrated? Hopeful? Fearful? All of the above?
How would you evaluate your response to this crisis? What were your main concerns? After your health concerns for your inner circle what, worried you the most? Was is it your finances? Was it the safety of your family? Could it have been the economy? How concerned were you about schools and the education of our youth?
What did you miss the most? Meeting with friends and associates? Sports? Travel? Family get togethers? The Arts? Going to work?
Are there positives you will remember? Were you impressed by the dedicated efforts of essential workers? Are there individuals, groups and institutions who stood out to you?
What did you do to personally grow and develop during this “shutdown year”? What positive adjustments have you observed?
Are some questions tough to answer at this raw emotional time? What will people say about this in 20 years? What will be recalled in 50 years? At the turn of the century, what will be the description of this crisis?
“ After all it is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic”—Dr. Margaret Chan
What have we learned from the pandemic and our response to it? Is this a question for us to answer individually, as communities and as a global society?
What do you most view differently now? Masks? Remote Learning? Shopping? Traffic? Working from home? Teachers? Quarantine? Gratitude?
In your mind, in your heart and in your gut what will you take from of all of this?