By Bruce Holland, Publisher
I think it is fair to say 2021 was a virtual roller coaster, literally! Most of us didn’t know from one week to the next if we would be working in a virtual world or in person, and if in person, how many people at a time. It certainly made for a most interesting and challenging year.
For anyone who lost a loved one, whether due to Covid or for any other reason, please accept my heart felt condolences. Losing someone close to you is always difficult and even more so in these times when we cannot gather with relatives, friends, and colleagues to remember and reminisce about the good times. Know that you are not alone and one day, hopefully soon, we will be able to gather again.
The one thing this past year has taught us is that we can be resilient and adapt when we must. For some, isolation is easy and can be done without the blink of an eye. For others, it can be a traumatic experience, causing a great deal of anxiety and consternation. There are also those, often elderly, but not necessarily, that do not cope well with isolation. It is important that we remember this. Let’s be mindful, that a visit, when possible, or a phone call, or a kind gesture left on a porch, can go a long way to making someone feel better. After all, it is often the little things that mean the most.
Looking forward to 2022, I feel optimistic! We’ve had almost two years of training with this pandemic, we know there will be ups and downs, and we now know that we must act swiftly and appropriately to keep it under control as it continues to present new variants.
Those two years, however, have taught us a lot about ourselves and others and how we need to interact in this ever-challenging world. Let’s look with hope and optimism to the end of this roller coaster ride in 2022. As with all rides, sooner or later they come to an end, and I am confident the end of this pandemic ride is close to coming to its end.
The birth of a New Year is also an appropriate time to wish family, friends, colleagues, and all those who have supported the Parkview News through some very trying times, the very best in the coming year!
On behalf of the Parkview News staff and specially myself, I want to wish you all a safe, healthy, happy, prosperous 2022!