“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and it’s beginning to look as though we might make it through a rather difficult year. I’ve read, as I’m sure you have also, a lot of articles about staying positive, look on the bright side of things, keep your mind busy, don’t bellyache, etc., but the truth is---it has been a tough year! I remember in the beginning thinking, “Oh, this will just go away”…yeh, right. We have all lost loved ones, suffered anxiety and real fear, and still wonder how long till the vaccine is available, till the Association can actually have face to face meetings…Lands, how I miss you!!! and when will things return to some semblance of normal? No one really knows. Wishes abound, however.
This one thing I know for sure. In spite of---not because of--- all the Covid 19 traumas, our affiliates, state and local, have continued working, planning, and moving ahead. That spirit and movement is what is needed. What doesn’t kill us (and I don’t say that lightly) makes us stronger! As Winston Churchill said, “Never, never, never give up!” I know you won’t, and I won’t either!!! Because: wait for it--- “We are NEA Retired; our commitment continues, and we are needed NOW more than ever!”