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So as we have been in 2021 for 30 days now how does it truly feel. In 2020 a couple of key things that affected us as a society. In March we were hit with this pandemic that just supposedly came out of nowhere. This put a lot of people at risk as well as scaring a whole lot of people and, not to mention the death toll that has been off the charts. We also encountered the election that was just a big ole spiral of non-stop crazy that we had deal with in the media and all around. Or summer vacations as well as holidays were very different in 2020 for some people and our going out period changed in so many ways and levels. Isolation was something that was just thrown upon us and we started doing things that we never thought we would be doing. Some people creative energy began to flow while others just simply complained about being indoors. Let’s not forget our resilient efforts to be teachers because I know for me that was very stressful and boy did some of us learn that our kids are bad.
Let us not forget about all the people that we lost who had great impacts on the world. The strong fearless, intelligent and upstanding individuals that have touched our lives in one way or another. All the stories that mad us laugh and cry sometimes at the same time that have touched us throughout the year. More then anything let us not forget about the Tic Tok videos that kept us sane in these world wind times. It truly has been a year of remembrance for so many things but out of it all somehow we pulled it together. As 2021 is upon us lets remember we can survive anything and we are much stronger working together. Let’s stay safe and healthy and continue to pray and provide a service for those who need help a little bit of anything is more then nothing at all.
It’s mental health awareness month and what better way then to talk about some different issues that people encounter. There are many people who are still afraid and scared about having mental health conditions even though mental health has been making a mark in society these days. The fear is something that captures everyone and it’s not like talking about the latest dance, music or sports. This is a serious issue and it affects so many people. We just have to get better at talking about it and being more supportive of those that are going through it.
There are 1 and 5 American adults that will have a diagnosable mental health conditions each given year. This is something that we need to talk about and continue to talk about. Let your friends, family and co-workers know that they can talk about it and there are places to go to get the help that they need. Always support a healthy mind and body it is important for you as well as others.
The fight is a hard one but with support and love anything is possible. We all have the strength within us to do what we have to do we just have to grab hold of it and don’t let go. In the mist of any struggle we have to become fighters. The battle may be demanding and difficult at times but we must not give up. Sometimes you have to strategically plan things in order to defeat the evil. Our minds should be set on one thing and that is survival. Some days the battles will be long and hard other days they may be short and ease but you have to stay focus no matter what. Don’t lose hope and don’t ever say you can’t do it anymore. With all the blood sweat and tears you must see the path and it is there for you to take hold of. In this world we are truly blessed and we can achieve anything that we want with strength, love, support and the will to keep fighting.