2020: A Year in Review

What are we going to think about when we think of 2020? SO much has happened this year that quite frankly could make even the most positive person want to crawl in a hole.

Between the riots and political arguments, the outrage and the vandalism, narratives told to us by the mainstream media, and our work schedules being completely thrown out of whack…is that all 2020 has brought us?

Our perspective in life can change a lot of things for us. The way we see things can shift our attitude about our situation, and give us hope for the future.

What if we changed our perspective from “2020 was a terrible year,” to “2020 forced me to adapt to change”?

What if we said, “This year has been rough, but I’ve learned a lot” instead of “this whole year has been a waste.”

What if we talked to our children about all the positives of at-home learning instead of constantly complaining about it and making ourselves miserable?

I know that my situation is not the same as yours, and yours isn’t the same as the next person’s. There are some who are truly struggling in some very serious ways due to the pandemic and the lockdowns, who may be bombarded with such dangerous living situations that yes, it’s hard to remain positive despite that.

But for the rest of us, there are things to be thankful for.

I got a new job this year. I actually went UP to full time work.

My son started counseling and began sleeping through the night for the first time in five years.

My daughter and I got to spend all day together, from 9-12, just me and her, from March until November.

My husband was promoted to a supervisory position at work, and was able to continue working as a first responder.

We live in a neighborhood full of children close in age, who all were able to play outside together during the summer and socialize (safely).

No, we didn’t get to do A LOT of things this year that we had planned on doing…but, we also got to do a lot of things this year that we didn’t plan on doing too.

And those are worth mentioning.

How can you be thankful for the blessings that were sprinkled throughout the year? If you’re having a hard time finding one, send me a message and let’s talk!

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