twenty-twenty hindsight  idiom
...the full knowledge and complete understanding that one has about an event only after it has happened

“Twenty-twenty hindsight.” Dictionary

Who could have imagined all there would be to endure, experience and embrace in one year's time? Never again will we have such a literal context of "20/20 Hindsight" after living through 2020. Tomorrow at midnight, the clocks will turn 12:01 and we will enter into the new year. Some of us will enjoy a balloon-drop-champagne-cheers-celebration and our first peck of the year. While others, will be fast asleep without concern for the changing of calendars.

"For 2020, I hope we can resist the temptation to look back and dwell in hindsight. No matter what’s in store for us, we should meet it with momentum." -Ashly Luckose (Preferred Care at Home)

I love this! I love this because while there is value in reflection, we should not keep our attention directed at what is behind us. The beauty of hindsight is that we get to determine the narrative derived from the lessons learned and the experiences had. Short version? We get to move forward. And even better? There is no duration of time that is too short for hindsight that cannot immediately be utilized to better the days and years to come. Each of us possess the ability to forge ahead with hope and eagerness, NOT just for the new year, but for every day that we get to start anew.

Friends, good things happened this year. That might not feel true to everyone, but good things did happen. If you're shaking your head in disagreement, take a few minutes, jot down [or simply make a mental note] of all the things that make you smile, and carry that with you into the new year! And if you feel so inclined, please share it with us, so that we can celebrate it with you!

There is not one person who could have predicted the events of 2020 and there is not one person who can guarantee what 2021 will offer. The future will always carry a degree of uncertainty and that is where we discover hope. The Elkhorn Chamber is hopeful for our business community and for our residents. And we eagerly await the new year and look forward to all that is to come.

To our business partners, our community members and our friends...we wish you a very Happy Hindsight New Year!
Keep smiling, keep sanitizing, and stay safe!

The Elkhorn Chamber
Submitted by Kate Abbe
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