“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier’.” Alfred Lord Tennyson (British poet, 1809-1892)
The year 2021 arrived quietly because the usual events to ring in the new year had to be paused. But we can look forward to good times ahead. With the progress of medical science, particularly the vaccine currently being rolled out, we can anticipate a good outcome.
However, as we continue to move forward, it is important to follow the suggestions of the experts. Alberta Health Services (albertahealthservices.ca) is a reliable source. Presented in many languages, the site provides an update of the current COVID-19 recommendations, testing sites, and support suggestions.
As I reflect on the strength and vitality of our community since I became a resident 15 years ago, I am amazed at the help and support of residents and business among us. I am so proud to reside here and be a proud volunteer columnist for this paper.
We are in this together and in our own individual ways can help. Even just a friendly hello to those you see can make a positive effect.
Stay safe, stay well, and look forward to good times!
Ian is a columnist with the paper. He lives in the area.