Christmas COVID 2020

My uncle posted this cute ‘copy & paste” on Facebook a few days ago. I don’t know who wrote it, but they did a wonderful job capturing the craziness of 2020 and our collective hope going forward.

It doesn’t really have anything to do with financial planning or early retirement, but I thought I would share it here anyways. I hope to look back on this post in a few years and think about how strange things turned out in 2020, but we all got through it the best that we could. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

T’was a week before Christmas, and all through the town,

People wore masks that covered their frown.

The frown had begun, way back in the Spring,

When a global pandemic changed everything.

They called it corona, but unlike the beer,

It didn’t bring good times, it didn’t bring cheer.

Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned.

Borders were closed, across air, sea and land.

As the world entered lockdown, to flatten the curve,

The economy halted and folks lost their nerve.

From March to July, we rode the first wave,

People stayed home and they tried to behave.

When summer emerged the lockdown was lifted.

But away from caution many folks drifted.

Now it’s December and cases have spiked,

Wave two has arrived, much to our dislike.

It’s true that this year has had sadness a plenty,

We’ll never forget, the year 2020.

And just ‘round the corner – the holiday season,

But why be merry? Is there even one reason?

To decorate the house and put up the tree,

Who will see it, No one but me.

But outside my window, The snow gently falls,

And I think to myself, Let’s deck the halls!

So, I gather the ribbon, The garland and bows,

As I play those old carols, My happiness grows.

Christmas is not cancelled, And neither is hope.

If we lean on each other, I know we can cope!

Image Credit: Pixabay

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