The year 2020 had the earmarks of a very unique year. For too many, it was the worst of years, especially financially.

I met an employer who was forced to discharge 67,000 employees in one day. Another friend in the restaurant business terminated 240 employees because all 7 of his restaurants were forced to close. No future hope was in sight. My beloved 50-year-old NBC Camps had no camps last summer. Over 10,000 kids missed out on an amazing week of camp.

Conversely, I know of people who had record business profits in 2020. It was the best year of their lives financially. Yesterday I learned the richest of the rich grew their net profits by 27%.

Yet, more than 3.2 million people in the USA died in 2020, the deadliest year in our history. Most likely, many people reading this letter grieve the recent loss of a special one in their lives.

Personally, I call 2020 the best and worst year of my life. Candidly, I have less reasons to be thankful than any other year in my life; yet, I am more thankful than ever before. For this reason, I plan to attack 2021 with renewed (and rejuvenated) PPR: Purpose, Passion, Responsibility.

Please join me in the noble fight to make 2021 one of the best years (if not the best year) of our lives. I hope you will join me in the 2021 quest to be our best selves. Then we will grow in love for God and people, living life to His glory in 2021.