Hope Floats

By Martha Crump | marthacrump@comcell.net

This particular January of the year 2021 reminds me of the closing dialogue of a movie called Hope Floats, starring Sandra Bullock. “Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts the most.”

Personally, I view the year 2020 as one of mixed emotions. Uncertainty in politics, uncertainty regarding our health and the health of our loved ones, uncertainty regarding our incomes, even our very livelihoods as the year seemingly took toll after toll upon us. In many ways while there were reasons to be sad, personally I’m not unhappy to see 2020 end. I do agree the beginning of this New Year, especially on the heels of the one just lived through, is a scary prospect.

How many of us have thought, “Well, it’s got to be better than last year,” or, “It certainly couldn’t be any worse,” then offered up a quick prayer not to be taken seriously regarding the last thought.

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