Savor life...


It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders after getting our 2nd vaccination shots more than a week ago: that’s the same message I’m hearing from others who’ve also been vaccinated. The President is predicting enough vaccines for everyone that wants them by June, which is probably why I’m now hearing from clients that they’re thinking business may return to pre-pandemic levels more quickly than originally anticipated. All of a sudden everyone’s optimistic and that’s likely to fuel people’s desires to get back to a more normalized existence. Bottom line: while this pandemic may finally be ending, it has taught us that life itself is a privilege and that it’s a choice whether to live it to the fullest. And whether that means continuing to be safe or not, it’s reasonable to presume that people will start being more like they used to be. But let’s not forget the lessons we learned this year – being flexible and cautious, resilient, communicating honestly about our hopes and dreams and fears, and being empathetic. It’s nearly a year ago that this thing started, and even though we initially thought that it probably might last only a few weeks, in hindsight I’m surprised that we persevered as long as we did. In too many ways we’ve lost so much: lives, livelihoods and time. But now this nightmare may be ending.  Life truly is a treasure - let’s choose to live it to the fullest today

 

Andy Andrews (born 1959): American Author and Speaker