In a little over a month this year will be over and the hope is that the next one will be different.
Never have I experienced such a collision of interests, as if the universe had tilted and everyone went a bit crazy. After all, political campaigns are bad enough, but when pandemics, riots, unemployment, and fires across the West Coast are mixed in at the same time it's a lot to absorb.
With several cures for the Covid 19 virus supposedly on the way next month and early next year we can hope that the world is taking a positive turn where the pandemic will subside.
A new president will probably assume office - and while he may not do a better job than his predecessor - at least the tone of the political world will change. What politicians do has never had much of an effect on my life but sometimes it's hard to ignore the drama when it's mixed in with other layers of drama as during 2020.
For me the recovery world has even changed, mainly because meetings have become limited. Because of my age, which puts me in the most vulnerable group, I've chosen to stay away from any large gatherings. I go from my home to my office and not much anywhere else. And I usually wear a mask when in public, regardless of what the skeptics say.
What helps the most is that I apply the principles I've learned during my nearly 30 years of recovery. I live in the moment, recognizing that many in the world are truly suffering and that I'm blessed to be where I am in life.