It is amazing to me how a single day can forever change the course of our lives.
A year ago today-March 11, 2020– will be remembered and talked about for generations to come. It was the day that Covid-19 officially came into the United States. It was the day that the country shut down. Schools closed, businesses shuttered, and hospitals had only begun to become overrun.
The last year has been many things. Depressing, life-affirming, difficult, etc. I don’t know about anyone else, but the person I was last March 11th is not the person I am today. The virus striped us bare of the bullshit and the pretense, revealing both our humanity and our flaws.
When you have reached the bottom, the only place you can go is up. We can rebuilt our nation and our world. But to do so, we must honor and learn from the hard lessons that we have been faced with. If we don’t, everything we have been through will have been in vain.