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A Year Like No Other

A Year Like No Other.

It’s been quite a year hasn’t it? Mind you, every year is “quite a year” when you come to think about it. When we’ve had a year like this one, a year which has been an absolute bummer for most of us, the most important thing we must do is to keep our spirits up. You may have very good reasons for feeling miserable, but I’ve never found that life became easier when I was down in the dumps. Nothing is ever so bad that you can’t make it worse by being miserable about it!

The problem is that keeping your spirits up isn’t always that easy. It is certainly not easy to do on your own; and even more difficult when you’re surrounded by people who never stop moaning. And that’s what people do when things are tough. They moan. And it really gets to you, right?

What you have to do is spend as much time as you can with cheerful, positive people. It doesn’t make the problem go away, but it does help if you can have a laugh about it. It also helps to hear someone put a positive spin on things…like the person I met the other day, who reminded me of the following rather encouraging facts:

  • The 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic, the one that killed thousands, was followed almost immediately by the “roaring twenties,” when the whole nation seemed to be having a whale of a time.
  • Before WW2, almost every aircraft was an ancient biplane. By the end of the ‘40s, we had jets. The worst of times tend to act as a stimulus for the development of new inventions and really rapid progress.

Next year is going to be “quite a year.” In what way? How should I know? But I hope for you it will be a year of excitement and adventure.

Why shouldn’t it be? God bless you, thanks for joining me and Happy Christmas.