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The Promise of a New Year During a Pandemic
By Dioenis D. Perez
Long Island, NY, Branch 202 Vice president and Postmaster of Syosset NY
I want to wish everyone a prosperous and happy New Year. May 2021 bring us all back to the normalcy of lives lived and celebrated before COVID-19.
I’m not a pessimist by nature, but what we all went through this past year was an exasperating experience that continues into 2021. How much longer will it continue? Are we seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel yet?
On New Year’s eve, I like to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. I reflect mostly about my personal and work life. I can’t exclude one without the other because they are very much intertwined; work takes up a major part of our lives. Every year, I think about fixing mistakes I made in the previous year concerning both scenarios.
This year, I’ll be thinking about the COVID-19 vaccine and the pre-pandemic life I enjoyed. I’m looking forward to jetting off on a plane again. Regardless of how one feels about the Postal Service, the agency provides us with the life we all choose to live; never forget this. We should give thanks for the good things the USPS provides. To be fair, though, the Postal Service needs to fix the bad things.
With dignity and respect, always.