Freedom for the Ages
It’s been said what a difference a day makes. Well, what a difference a year makes when comparing this summer to last summer. We’ve shed – for the most part – the one item we learned to never leave home without. I don’t care what American Express says about, “Don’t leave home without it.” I left my AMEX card home many times over the past 18 months, but I always had my mask. That was the important accessory you could not leave home without in 2020.
This summer is different. Vaccines are readily available to combat the catastrophic C-virus. Restaurants are open to dine in. Galas are popping up again, the word “vacation” is being used liberally and we can go to the movies – all novelties based on our experience last summer. I actually attended a luncheon last month – with real live people in person! I hardly know what do with myself now that there are so many options.
One of the things I absolutely plan on doing and would like to encourage all of my Katy friends to do is celebrate. Celebrating our freedom this July 4th truly means a just little bit more to me this year because I do believe the past year has taught us much about freedom. The pandemic taught us the freedom to work from anywhere, the freedom to educate our children in a different way and the freedom of time. Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I believe the last year has been a reset for us. We had the time to be introspective – to assess our lives and prioritize what matters the most. And the things that made my list? Family, faith, friends and of course, freedom.
Happy 4th of July Fort Bend!