It’s Your Shot

January 01, 2021

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2021. For some of us, it may have felt like the year flew by, for others... like it dragged on forever. No matter how we’re feeling, one thing we can probably agree on is the hope that we can feel for the new year. The hope that with the arrival of our first COVID-19 vaccines on December 17th, we can begin to move past this pandemic. The hope that 2021 will bring exciting new opportunities, healing, and optimism. The hope for a renewed sense of normalcy, the hope that we can soon see friends, family, concerts, movies, and once again, gather.

Barbara Kingsolver once said, “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” Don’t let your hope be figurative, let’s take a shot at ensuring that 2021 is a fresh, new start. Let’s continue to follow the 3 W’s- wash, wear, and wait. Let’s get our COVID-19 vaccines... not only to protect ourselves but to protect our loved ones and our community. Let’s be diligent about avoiding group gatherings and indoor events, even though it’s difficult to be away from those who are most special to us. And let’s encourage our friends, our family, and our community to do the same... because only together do we have a shot at turning our hope for a better year into reality.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit This site can be shared with friends and family to help them make the best decision about the vaccine for their health and wellbeing. The website features educational information about vaccine development, research studies, and how the vaccine will help fight the pandemic. It’s Your Shot, we hope you’ll take it.