During this historical era that we are experiencing, I am reminded that everyone— and I mean everyone —is being directly affected by the pandemic. I would hope that, as you experience your own trials and tribulations, you will keep this in mind. Everybody’s trial is different, but everybody is experiencing a trial. Not one single person in our community is being left untouched by this. The economic fallout alone is truly mind-boggling. Hopes for a speedy recovery seem fleeting. Even all this talk about a “new” normal is confusing and unsettling. But, know this: this will pass. We will see an end to this. The “new” norm will be a stronger, smarter, more empathic and caring society. New doesn’t mean bad. I believe that, in this case, it means different. It is incumbent on each of us to ensure that we have learned from our own trials and that we can learn from what others have been facing. We need a better plan. We, as individuals and families, need to make sure that we are fully prepared for whatever will strike us next. Whether it is a natural disaster, a man-made disaster, a financial disaster, a medical disaster, or just the next big unknown disaster.
Now, to be sure, there will be many, many Monday morning quarterbacks from the world level, country level, state level, county level, city level, and even down to the family level, who will want to tell us all how bad we did or how we could have done things better. This is one important lesson I have learned during this experience: there is no shortage of negative, naysaying, second guessing, and sometimes just plain mean people wanting to point a finger at everyone and anyone that they can. They offer no help and no solutions. Don’t let them into your life. Turn off your television or change the channel. Don’t let them bring you down. You are survivors. You took the bull by the horns and did what you needed to do for yourself, your families, your businesses, your friends, your employees, your community, and your country. Let us all hold our heads high. Let us regroup, carry on, and move forward. Be better prepared and be proud that we did the very best we could do.
I am so proud to be able to represent such great citizens. Thank you so much for all you are doing. Thank you for how you’re adapting. Please continue to stay safe and to monitor and heed the advice that is being given to help you stay safe.
I am committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that Pleasant View remains the best place to not only grow up, but the best place to grow old.
Mayor Leonard Call
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