Hindsight is 2020

Hindsight is 2020

Each January, with the arrival of a New Year is the coming hope of a better year than the one that ended. In my forty-two years on earth, I cannot think of a more difficult year than the one that just ended. The year 2020 was one we may all need to put an asterisk next to. I like to call it the “Forgotten Year” of our lives.

Living through a Pandemic that lead to the recession that unfortunately effected many American lives due to failed leadership in Washington, it’s very easy to see why many are excited to turn the page on 2020, especially with new leadership moving into our nation’s capital. I speak from experience as I was one of the millions of American’s who lost their job due to the pandemic.

That said, we still have to be vigilant here at home.

At the time of this writing, our hometown Buffalo BILLS have clinched the AFC East Championship for the first time since I was in my junior year at McKinley High School, back in 1995.

Living here in Florida, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited and wished I could go out and celebrate with fellow BILLS fans as they arrived back home in the winter night, to a crowd of thousands. Sitting here in my living room though, I saw footage of the “BILLS Mafia” celebrating their team at the airport, people crowded, circling cars as they drove by trying to get a glimpse of their football heroes.

Two things I didn’t see much of was social distancing nor masks.

We are still in a pandemic people! Regardless of what some business owners think, we need to be mindful of ourselves and the safety of those most vulnerable.

Although we are all aware there are two vaccines that are being given, there is no telling how this virus will mutate, as it already has in the UK. Celebrate your BILLS but do it at a distance, from home and away from others.

I would love to see the BILLS in the Super Bowl, but sadly, seeing the crowds of people cheering their playoff berth and AFC Championship, I can’t help but think there are folks in that crowd that may not survive to see it happen if the BILLS do reach the big game come early February.

Wear your masks. Keep your distance and celebrate the New Year with a better focus on ridding this virus. Let us not bring in those 2020 habits with us into the New Year, but leave them back in the year 2020 where they belong.

Let’s make the phrase “hindsight is 2020” come true, and look toward the future with a safer, healthier mindset.

I truly believe the year 2021 will bring on many great things, but it all of course starts with us here at home.

Keep social distancing, keep safe and wear your masks and GO BILLS!!!

Until next time.

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