First one, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
I’m not going to sugar coat it, this year sucked. With how many times that I have cried this year, I am pretty sure that I officially own stock in Kleenex Tissues. Despite the crazy and unique year that we all had, it is important to take a pause and think about the growth that we went through this year. Even though this year was challenging, we still made a heck of a lot of growth. I think we can all walk away from 2020 having more knowledge about who we are and a newfound resiliency.
“If it is challenging you, testing you, and pushing you . . . it’s helping you become more of who you’re meant to be.” – Mandy Hale
- Let’s not be greedy. There is enough toilet paper for everyone 🙂
- Even when life is hard, it still goes on.
- Wine and cheese do qualify as dinner.
- Don’t wait to call someone. Pick up the phone. You never want to regret not making that phone call.
- Quarantine birthdays can still be special.
- A year can feel both equally short and equally long at the same time. I’m not quite sure how that is possible, but alas 2020!
- Even if you are not going anywhere that day, still get ready in the morning.
- We are all uniquely talented in our own way. Friends, I watched videos on how to make bread, tutorials on hair braiding, and I saw Small Businesses take off. That is pretty freakin’ cool if you think about it.
- Humans are resilient.
- Grace, empathy, and understanding goes a long way.
- We aren’t all passionate about the same thing, and it’s a good thing that we aren’t. Our passions are what make us unique!
- That our jobs can change in an instant. Who would have thought that back in March I would still be teaching from a computer.
- Being grateful for the small things, like to-go Margaritas or Office re-runs.
- Authenticity wins every time!
- Take a leap of faith. There will never be a right time for anything. If you’re thinking about it, just do it.
- That putting up your Christmas tree in October is a great way to spark some joy.
- It’s okay to slow down and breathe.
- Long walks are good for the soul.
- Find contentment with what you have. My husband and I both were privileged enough to stay employed during this year. There were a few temporary pay-cuts here and there, but nevertheless . . . we are grateful.
- That Psalm 16:8 will forever ring truth: I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Cheers to a blessed 2021. I am so grateful for you, and I am praying for the year ahead.