BRING ON 2021...
As I replaced my 2020 calendar with a brand-new 2021 calendar, I realized last year’s calendar was all about “BIRDS” - a thought that was not lost on me. After all, 2020 really was for the birds!
On January 25th, 2020 Canada’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
“You have to remember, at this time, this was still
the epidemic phase of the outbreak. The virus
was only circulating in a few parts of the world,
countries were only seeing a few imported cases.
We didn’t know this was a moment in history.”
-- Dr. Jerome Leis,
Sunnybrook Medical Director of Infection,Prevention and Control
Who could have known that, one year later, following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols would become a way of life for all of us. While we may not like it much, we must adhere to these new rules until COVID case numbers drop and it becomes safe enough for us to ease back into a new normal way of living.
This global pandemic is affecting each one of us differently; it seems likely we will emerge with a heightened appreciation for the important things in life, like visits with family and friends, dining out, sports events, kindness and hugs.
With new insight, we are realizing the important things in life are not things!