by Rep. Vicki Strong
As the new year of 2022 is upon us, I am committed to living in faith, and not fear, as we work together to make all of our lives better as Vermonters. With so much confusion, pressures, and stress bearing down upon us over the last year, it helps to step back, breathe, reclaim our humanity, and enjoy the daily blessings of life.
I will strive to be strong in 2022 to live in faith- faith in a good God and faith that truth and love will prevail in our lives. Together let’s refuse to give in to discouragement and fear, and press on with hope. In order to do that we have to pushback against the continual pressures to feel fear, discouragement, darkness, lack of hope, and doubt.
Turn off the news on TV, read uplifting literature and Scripture. Pray. Communicate often with good friends and family. Take care of ourselves with healthy habits. Nap. Smile. Laugh. See the beauty in nature. Stand up for our beliefs and be strong!
That is my desire in 2022, and as I serve my constituents in the legislature in this coming year, I am committed to living in faith and not fear. Let’s press on in hope together!
The author is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives from Albany.