A little of what I have learned in 2020

Some people I thought I knew well; I don’t know at all.

That more human beings than I could ever have thought or dreamed are so cruel to others.

Doves are not always peaceful like I thought…they fight other birds over food and take over bird feeders. One or two will sit on the feeder from morning until night to keep all birds but doves off.

Blue Jays not only protect their young, but they warn the songbirds of pending danger and will squawk loudly when danger is near to help keep them safe.

Politics and our voting system are all messed up and there is a slew of things that need changing.

More politicians than I would have thought care about themselves and not others, nor do they care about the good of our country and democracy.

Relationships broken because of politics. It is heartbreaking that some care more about politics than their family and friends.

Millions of people believe lies that don’t even make sense and lie when the truth would serve them better.

That there are thousands if not millions of people who hoard items that many needs and cannot get because the hoarders don’t think about others.

In some neighborhoods one has to be careful about what they put in their yards because of the possibility of being shot.

Although I have voted in every election for many years, I never imagined I would be as involved in keeping up with politics like this year.

That so many refuses to do such a simple thing as wearing a mask to protect others and themselves.

If one wears a mask in public, they risk being verbally or physically abused. If one chooses to not wear a mask in public, they are also at risk for the same kind of abuse.

There are still some people around the world that care about others, show respect, have empathy and use common sense.

Thankfully there are still some people who care about our democracy, our country and what happens around the world.

Blessings and good things can be found, sometimes it just takes a little more time to see or hear about them than in times past.

Too much noise

I am glad that the election has finally come and gone. But in my opinion, there is still way too much noise going on. All the news is same ole, same ole and boring. It is time to move on.

I’m hoping that those that just won’t admit they have lost the election will soon realize that they have, so that President elect Biden can get on with the business he needs to be getting done. There is just so much he can do before all the ridiculous lawsuits end.

Some don’t think Biden was the best choice, but there is a difficult job ahead and I like many others think he was the best pick to tackle it. There were others that I think would make a great president later and I believe Biden will have many of them in his administration.

President elect Biden knows how it works in Washington and can immediately get started on getting our country back on track. There will be a lot of doing and undoing but he and Kamala will get it done.