What a year it has been! If there was ever a recent period in time where the opportunity for renewal has been more welcome, I don’t know of it. I am looking forward to renewing my health, my relationships, and my career. Let’s all take advantage of hopefully emerging from COVID in the near future with a renewed sense of the value of our relationships with each other and society. Let’s take this time of reflection to examine how we have treated each other in society and our lives and seize this opportunity to come together as a people and as a nation.
Over the last year, I have seen people helping others who through no fault of their own, need food assistance. Many are immigrants who came to the United States, just as our ancestors did, seeking a better life for their children. They are hardworking folks who just need a little extra help to get through these tough times over the last year. It is an eye-opening experience to see the gratitude of people receiving just that little bit of extra help that they need.
Through this I have seen people of all faiths and political leanings come together to help those less fortunate. Let’s apply this same attitude to all aspects of our lives, seize this opportunity to come together as a people and as a nation, and continue to work hard to repair the world.
Doug Weinstein is a corporate and intellectual property lawyer.