Keeping Positive During Crazy Times in the Year 2020 – The Year that Changed the World!

This Year 2020 will be known as:

The Year that changed the world!

The Year that stopped the world from living normally!

The Year that never was!

The Year that time stopped!

The Year that killed many!

The Year that violence took over!

The Year that China was our downfall!

The Year that COVID-19 came!

The Year that we learned how to sanitize everything in our lives!

The Year that destroyed the normal in our lives!

The Year that changed everyone forever!

The Year that we started living from day to day!

The Year that families were lockdown for months together!

The Year that we got to know our immediate families better – some good, some not!

The Year that we grew closer even though we were farther apart!

The Year that made us think seriously about everything that we do!

The Year that school was halted from March to June!

The Year that school changed from online to hybrid models that no one understands!

The Year that many chose to teach their own children online.

The Year that many small businesses closed!

The Year that we ordered takeout instead of going out to eat!

The Year movies were no longer shown on the big screen but on Pay Per TV instead!

The Year that TV provided more entertainment in the form of more apps.

The Year that TV changed forever – no more audiences – just white noise or pre-recorded audience noise!

The Year that we adjusted to doing less outside and more inside.

The Year that we learned to do without many things!

The Year that our minds sparked with creativity in order to keep boredom at bay!

The Year that delayed many sports!

The Year that basketball had to go into a bubble!

The Year that we all did what we had to do to survive!

The Year that many more prayed it would all be over soon!

The Year that we learned to trust each other and be kinder to one another.

The Year that we slowed down and took a breath with masks on.

The Year that we had to think about whether it was safe before going out.

The Year that will always be remembered but not fondly by all!

The Year that we will all be glad when it’s over and it is 2021!

May you all be safe and well the rest of this crazy year. God Bless!

Wishing you all good health and a prosperous year ahead.

There are some positive things to mention. Umm, I’m thinking. Just a minute! Oh yes, flowers still bloomed and my vegetables still grew!

Marigolds still blooming!
Zucchini Plant
Cucumber plant
Zucchini – made into Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Bread with walnuts

Also, I am grateful for a successful year with Jemsbooks – published 6 books with two more coming and my books won 6 book awards! I feel blessed. These accomplishments have kept me busy and sane. Thanks to God for all his blessings!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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7 Responses to Keeping Positive During Crazy Times in the Year 2020 – The Year that Changed the World!

  1. Darlene says:

    It was a crazy year and it’s not over yet. But there were some good things! Publishing 5 books is amazing!!

  2. It is, and continues to be, a strange and surreal time, Janice. I’m glad you have managed to stay productive.

  3. For all the reasons most people will be glad of it, and a few personal reasons too, I for one will be glad when this year is over, and am hoping for a much better one next year.

    I’m glad your flowers and garden have been doing well, and that it’s been a good year for you as an author. I hope that continues to be the case for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

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