A year called 2020, a year called historical, a year called unforgettable. A year unimaginable, unbelievable and unpredictable hit this globe like a “burning asteroid” and damaged this beautiful place called “World.” Undoubtedly, the year 2020 has marked itself in red in history. But, the most crucial gift that this past year did bless us with is “Hope.”
We ignored the words like quarantine and pandemic in the dictionary, but 2020 brought to us the harsh meaning of these words. For the very first time, the word “positive” felt so negative. Never had we thought of drowning ourselves in a life-saving aqueous solution called “sanitizer.” Surprisingly, beauty products grabbed less importance in comparison to a real tough layer covering our face called “mask.” Did we ever think that our outer presentation that is our outfits, our costumes would turn out meaningless to something so suffocating called “PPE Kit?” However, fortunately enough, these uncomfortable-feeling accessories were the only “Hope,” as these were the only known life savers during the initial stages of the pandemic pounce.
Hope came with a new face, a face of the major role players called the Frontline Warriors, also called the Corona Warriors/Fighters. No matter how torrid and heinous 2020 may sound, these real life heroes made sure to put life and humanity to the utmost priority at the cost of endangering their own lives. Hope also came clothed as humanity where innumerable volunteers came forward to help the troubled and the sick.
Wrapping up 2020 was difficult in terms of the thoughts of those who could not survive or sustain one of the most challenging times faced by the human race. But as said, a Renaissance is inevitable and forging ahead through gaining grounds is unavoidable. Hence, it is absolutely necessary to sum up 2020 on a positive note with the hope that the first ray of the new day of 2021 will bring along health and happiness.
A more resilient, practical and flexible year is the hope, which we are looking forward to. There has risen a prospect that happy days will be back and the generation will be safe again with our children free to leave the houses and our aged free to breathe fresh air. There is an anticipation that even if the world starts its paceful run again, we will still have a pollition-free environment. An aspiration has shaped up that the ecosystem will have it’s best of balances and other beings along with humans will be able to share equal space on the planet.
2021 has a silent welcome but the noise of its silence will gain relevance soon when life will be back on track. As we bid farewell to a tragic year and welcome a year full of hopes, let us not forget to extend our gratitude to the Almighty, whose grace provided us with health and well-being this past year. As the New Year has stepped in; let us look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful and look around and be helpful.
Lord’s mercy is powerful. The only thing we have to do is believe in ourselves and have faith in the Almighty.
Wishing one and all a happy, healthy and hopeful New Year 2021. May your sorrows fade and your fortune shine. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Rise and shine.