You may have partied a little less, seen fewer friends and family, and even put a smaller turkey on your table over the holidays this year. 2020 has been a challenging year.
But as much as the press has proclaimed it “unprecedented,” world history, and even American history, are filled with years that have been defined by wars, illness, unrest and economic downturn. Research the hardships of the America pioneers and before that, the earliest Colonists. Read about how Americans were just coming out of the First World War when Spanish flu reached epidemic proportions and civil unrest led to, what became known as “the Bloody Summer of 1919”. And don’t forget to ask your oldest family members about Christmas during World War II or the Great Depression.
Let’s remember 2020 as a year when we were all reminded again of how much family and friends mean in our lives. Let’s memorialize 2020 as a year that we spent more time thoughtfully reflecting and less time thoughtlessly reacting.
This has been a year in which many of us got to know technology a little better and were deeply grateful if tech tools positioned us to stay in contact with others, and in many cases, permitted us to continue to do our jobs.
2020 has been a year for appreciating a long walk, a loving pet, and a favorite song more than ever. And perhaps most importantly of all, 2020 has been a great motivator to try harder and to accomplish more both personally and professionally in the year ahead.
All of us at Fulcrum Partners, wish you a blessed, happy and healthy New Year. Cheers to 2021!
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