Thankful! Yes, even for 2020!
2020! A year that will live forever in memory as one of the most troublesome of our lives and possibly of history is coming to an end. There is so much that can be said about this last year! It has been a roller-coaster in every way imaginable! With that said, Eric and I see much to be thankful for as this year comes to a close. Much about the year has created awareness for people on a very individual level. We became more aware of the priorities that were central to our daily lives that were suddenly disappearing. If we had taken the possibility of gathering with others for festivities or faith for granted in the past, we will take them for granted no more. If we had not set aside the necessities of daily life like a savings of essentials, preparations for emergencies and a clear plan for keeping in contact with the most vulnerable in our lives, we (hopefully) have made the proper adjustments in these things as well. And if there's one thing I think we all sense, when our equilibrium is set off balance, it is the reassessment of what matters most! There comes a time in everyone's life when recapturing the vision of our highest values arrives. Sometimes it happens when there is a loss, or a huge shift in what we have always been used to. Regardless of politics, perceptions, ideology, or even the myriad explanations for the events of 2020, it has always been important that we continue seeking out best ways to flourish and fulfill the highest expectations that we place upon ourselves! We have drawn the circle of influence and responsibility much closer to home in many ways. Those who we love and those who love us are better off for any newly energized commitments we are making regarding each other! Our necessities have been questioned and our obligations reconsidered. If clarity and truth about what matters re-ascend as centerpieces and inspirations to our visions of what is important for the future? This is something to be thankful for... Yes, thankful for 2020.