As we reach the mid-ish point of the year and head into a national holiday weekend, there is a lot to reflect on since 2020 began. We doubt very many, if any of us, anticipated this place and time as we rang in the new year 12-31-19.
It has been tumultuous to say the least. Struggle seems to be the hallmark of this year so far: struggle to maintain, be heard, be understood…even survive.
We’re taking this time not only to reflect on our blessings but on how we can embrace more understanding and learning as it relates to everything outside of ourselves. In all truth, that can be a struggle in and of itself but struggle is what this country was born from. There are struggles large and small going on all the time, but they are most certainly magnified now.
As we celebrate our independence, we are leveraging our independent thinking to determine how we make a greater contribution to the betterment of this shared experience we all have.
There is nothing particularly special about it—we’re average people finding our path to a better way.
That’s freedom isn’t it?
P.S. Fireworks all around Jacksonville (if not suspended) courtesy of Covid 19—so that’s something to celebrate! Have a safe and happy 4th of July