Like me, you’ve probably seen countless posts on social media about what a terrible year 2020 was. But was it?
Although COVID-19 and the lockdowns made 2020 a difficult and in some cases a devastating year for many people, it was also a year of many incredible leaps forward. Here are just a few things that happened in 2020 that make me optimistic about the future and grateful to be alive at this time. . . .
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1. Naomi Scherbel-Ball, “Africa Declared Free of Wild Polio in 'Milestone,’” BBC News, August 25, 2020, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53887947 (accessed January 3, 2021).
2. “NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon,” NASA, October 26, 2020, https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-sofia-discovers-water-on-sunlit-surface-of-moon/ (accessed January 3, 2021).