A Year Full Of Hope

Lorelei Zagacki, Staff Writer

Many people can agree that 2020 was one of the worst years everyone has experienced within their lifetime. Entering 2021 there is a year full of hope and new beginnings. Although the year had a rough start to it, it is important that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We must step past all the roadblocks we reach in the beginning and look forward to a year full of new experiences, life, and hope. One stepping stone into a positive year was Joe Biden’s statement, “Uniting to fight the foes we face: anger, resentment, hatred, extremism, lawlessness, violence, disease, joblessness and hopelessness. With unity, we can do great things, important things. We can right wrongs. We can put people to work in good jobs. We can teach our children in safe schools. We can overcome the deadly virus. We can reward, reward work, and rebuild the middle class and make health care secure for all. We can deliver racial justice and we can make America once again the leading force for good in the world.” It is more important that we face our downfalls together rather than fight against each other, not only for our country but for ourselves. 

I asked in an Instagram questionnaire what most people were looking forward to in the upcoming four years of our nation’s new leader. Many individuals say “I wish for there to be less division and more love”, “the tension in our country”, and “learning to love one another.” Others stated more political, human rights, and climate issues such as, “I want us to be more involved with climate change”, “rights for the gays to donate blood”, and “an end to racism.” Before we begin to conclude that this year will be no different than 2020 it is important to keep an open mind for all the positive changes as well as how negative changes can impact us for the better. Let’s begin the year spreading love and not hate.