Thursday, December 31, 2020

Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New

And so another year is coming to an end.
A year that will certainly go down in the history books, and one filled with madness and mayhem.
Not long into the start of 2020 our county was hit by a F-3 tornado destroying everything in it's path for an unprecedented 53 miles. Lives lost and even today, the rebuilding continues.

At the same time the COVID -19 virus appears, leaving it's mark across the world. One I fear will be an ongoing battle even with the hope of new vaccines available.

As if this wasn't enough, on Christmas morning a deranged madman decides to decimate an entire district of historic buildings in downtown Nashville, completely destroying businesses and homes many built before the Civil War, causing devastation and senseless disruption for thousands of people.

As the New Year makes it's presence, I am grateful for all the good things in life,  mindful to leave less of a footprint on this magnificent planet we all call home, and remember to offer a kinder word or action towards my fellow man.

I truly wish each and every one of you, a New Year filled with much love, peace, good health and happiness.
Your friendships have encouraged, enlightened, and have brightened my days throughout this past year.
Here's to a 2021 filled with the same !
Many Blessings, and A Happy New Year.

A Happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.

~Edgar Guest


Edna B said...

I truly hope that 2021 brings a kinder year to all of us. Is that a photo of your front door? It looks to be a very old door and I just love it! I'm wishing you a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year. Hugs, Edna B.

DJan said...

It is a year like no other, and I have hopes that 2021 will be better in every way. Wishing you much happiness in the coming year, dear Jo.

ann said...

Happy New Year. You message bring home the message. We certainly hope that the New Year brings about a better way of life. It can truly be said that we are all in this together. Wishing you a Happy New Year that is peaceful and prosperous.

donna baker said...

Hear Hear. Love you Jo.

It' said...

Happy New Year ~ and we all do hope and pray that 2021 will be gentle and kinder to all of us!

Susie said...

Thank you Jo. I wish you peace also. I am praying for our country to be able to live together in peace and love and work together to rid this world of the Virus. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

happyone said...

It's been quite a year thats for sure. Lets pray that 2021 will be a kinder, happier and healthier year!!

Nellie said...

Your area has had such a traumatic year, Jo! Just hard to believe the things that have kept happening. Anticipating a brighter year ahead!

Louca por porcelana said...

Happy 2021!

local alien said...

Happy New Year Jo. I do hope 21 brings less sadness and more joy. Wishing you and your family very good health and happiness.

Helen said...

Happy New Year! I hope we've all learned to be kinder and more patient with each other because of all we've been through.

L. D. said...

It will be a tough year to forget but we will hope for something better. I wish you a Happy New Year.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Edna: Just now able to reply sorry...
That little door belongs to one of the historic cottages in the village of Great Budworth England, where we visited.