I was speaking with a friend recently about a variety of issues.
Mostly the discussion was about how little adversity our generation had encountered over the span of our lives.
We didn’t get drafted into the military or have to go to war like our fathers. We didn’t suffer through a Great Depression like our grandparents did.
I have never been cold, hungry, or abandoned. Certainly, some may say we have lived a privileged existence.
9/11 was an eye-opener no doubt. But other than my anger at those who took the buildings down (and the extreme sadness for the lost lives of over 3,000 innocent Americans), it really didn’t affect me personally.
My grandfather grew up in what is considered “The Greatest Generation.” I may have been part of the luckiest.
Enter February of 2020 and COVID-19.
In an instant, my health, business, and family were in real danger.
Only weeks before, the biggest concerns I had were where to vacation in the summer, or what kind of car I was going to buy.
Perspective is an amazing phenomenon.
And once this is over, I will look at life much differently.
Count your blessings, and get your vaccination.
And appreciate each blessed day.
For it is truly an opportunity.
And we should never take it for granted again.