2021 was a year of ups and downs. Just when we are coping from all the uncertainties….and  the vaccines became widely available, here comes the Delta Virus and the arrival of the Omicron variant! 

This highly contagious virus made people more worried. 

I thought my family could all enjoy the holiday season, celebrating it with our loved ones and close relatives —but family members were getting sick left and right. ? 

So, Christmas Eve had to be canceled. 

My kids and I ended up in a Pizzeria and finished the night off watching Christmas movies. 

What a rollercoaster of emotions. So as the New Year approaches, I would like to focus on the word “HOPE”

There are a lot of reasons to be hopeful for 2022, but I will focus on the simple things. 

We hope for the betterment of not only fighting to end this virus ? but also our job security and family life. 

Hope and faith in humanity. 

We learn once more the feeling of gratitude. We look back to our struggles that made us stronger. 

When we see the people that we love still remain here with us—- we treasure and hold on to this. 

The simple joys…. We Hope & Trust to a New Year filled with opportunities to improve ourselves and everything around us. 

Faith in humanity. That we can be more patient with one another and give the gift of understanding and respect to everyone’s happiness/ opinions. 

Let’s celebrate ? this New Year with hope in our hearts. 

Hope in this year, hope in others, and hope in ourselves that we remain grateful ? and allow this feeling to guide us through this year. Wishing you all a Blessed New Year!!!