2020 has been a year for the record books! As we get ready to escort 2020 to the door and welcome 2021 it’s important to be grateful for the things we learned 2020.
7 Things We Learned in 2020
- Human touch is important
From a business handshake, to a friendly hug to a good solid hug shared with our loved ones 2020 taught us how much we relish touching and being touched by other people.
Zoom used to be known as a children’s tv show from the 70’s. In 2020, Zoom became a noun and a verb that enabled us to continue to connect with business associates, friends and family. We also learned about mute. “Can you hear me?” “You’re on mute! Unmute!”
3. Not Cooking is great
As 2020 closed many of our favorite restaurants, we learned to really appreciate not cooking and supporting our local restaurants.
4. Cooking is great
As we stay in our homes, 2020 taught many people new cooking and baking skills. (This writer is not included-I’m still a bad cook!) YouTube and TikTok showed us millions of new way’s to prepare food that we had never before considered.
5. Science is really amazing
Whether it’s science teachers sharing experiments on YouTube for their students at home, landing a rocket safely on a ship or global laboratories working together for a COVID vaccine, 2020 taught us the importance of science and scientists.
6. Inequality exists
George Floyd’s murder, recorded for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, pushed the horror of racial inequality into everyone’s conscience. 2020 mobilized more people to learn how to take action to promote equality and justice for all. We still have a long way to go but there are more of us on this journey together than has been before.
7. We must work together
2020 taught us that it is only by supporting each other that we get by in this life. We were reminded of shopping local, that our donation to the local food pantry feeds our neighbor, that volunteering to help also helps us
As we welcome 2021 with open arms let us not forget the lessons learned in 2020!