by Debbie Kerr
In the book, A Tale of Two Cities, the opening line (at least the part that most people know) starts with, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” However, I think many people would see 2020 more as, “It was the worst of times.” End of sentence. End of story.
Personally, I like to believe that, in the midst of darkness/shade there were bright moments in 2020. They may not have been the best of times, but they helped to dispel some of the gloom.
Since it’s that time of year for Top 10 lists, I picked four key experiences from 2020 and identified five negatives (The Bad) and five positives (The Good) about them. The experiences are listed in the order they occurred during the year. The items under The Bad and The Good headings are numbered to showing my counting ability and do not imply an order of importance.
Since this year has been gloomy (to put it mildly), for each experience, I have listed The Bad first followed by The Good.
Experiencing personal loss (January/Pre-COVID Restrictions)
Removing another body part (February/Pre-COVID Restrictions)
Working from home (In progress since March)
Checking for a possible cancer recurrence (September)
And so, even with all the bad things that happened in 2020, I consider myself very lucky.
Wishing you success (Always)
If you were not as lucky as I was, I wish you the following:
Hang in there. Look for the good within the bad and, if you can no longer see good, find help.
You aren’t alone.
Over 30-years of writing experience, about 10 years as a cancer survivor, and a lifetime purveyor of wit and laughter.
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