2020 was very unexpected with so many changes. It puts life in a very new perspective for me and my family for years to come!
Family and health have always been important but now are more than ever. Staying well and not being able to visit loved ones around the country and other countries has been extremely hard for me this year. Working from home has now become the norm for many. My daughter works for NBC in New York City and was just told that they may never go back to working together. I’m thankful for Zoom and other social media to stay connected with family, friends and coworkers. Learning how to be social has also been a challenge with regards to celebrations and social gatherings, but I have found new ways to enjoy them.
2020 has taught me how to appreciate being alone, not to take anyone or anything for granted, not to believe everything you hear or read, and to live life to the fullest every day and always be grateful for your family, friends, health and happiness!
Brenda Gelfand is a senior account manager for the Atlanta Jewish Times.