Well it’s been a tumultuous year with many peaks and valleys but here we are again at another “Holiday” season. Note that I prefer “Christmas” to “Holiday” since that’s what started the celebrating although I don’t follow any religion. But it’s a time when we put any animosities behind us, any differences are not important – what’s important is that we are all special and deserve happiness despite any problems we might have. Everyone is unique yet everyone, underneath, is the same – we are all deserving of tolerance and understanding and it’s good that there is at least one time of the year when most of us feel goodwill to everyone else. As you can see, Christmas time is also a time to be philosophical – for me at least.
But let’s look at where we’ve been over the past year. A year ago, no-one was vaccinated and now over 80% have had two shots. The Americans got rid of their obnoxious President; we had a Santa Parade; we all got familiar with Zoom meetings; house prices continued to increase; most businesses managed to continue – I’m sure you can think of more positive things.
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It will be a while before we get back to the old “normal” – masks and vaccine shots will no doubt be a part of the new “normal”. For Cobourg News Blog, gathering news is now a lot more dependent on announcements and the Internet and less on walking around.
The coming year will be interesting with two elections: Provincial in June and Municipal in October but right now with Covid cases spiking up, Cobourg has shut down most entertainment until early January and the Province seems to tighten more every day.
Despite all this, Christmas for most people is a time of good cheer with family gatherings.
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And I’ll repeat what I said in 2018:
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year – there’s an old cliché that says something like “May your Christmas and New Year be the best you’ve ever had” – but as you learn to mellow (or chill) out and stop worrying, this can actually happen.