Just stay focused and you will see clearly!
I think we can all agree this year, the infamous year 2020, has arguably been one of the most challenging years of a lifetime (at least for most of us whom have not directly experienced monumentally impactful or widespread tragic events such as War, Slavery or The Great Depression). This year has caused anxiety for those who normally remain on even keel, while conversely ushering in a renewed sense of calm, creativity and improvisation for those who would ordinarily respond with panic.
And then, there's everyone else who just didn't know what to do, or how to respond! That probably represents the vast majority of us! Regardless of where you fit on the continuum, you have made it this far. Congratulations, the year is almost over! The holiday season is upon us and we will soon celebrate a new beginning. Think about it - Think about what we have managed to do over the course of this especially challenging year:
We found new and creative ways to celebrate (drive-thru birthday parties and graduations, virtual concerts, family meetings and dance recitals).
We miraculously found time to spend with our family members (at least the ones in our households).
We discovered a newfound appreciation for our pets - in some instances, we acquired new pets!
We awakened new hobbies, passions, and businesses - we did some of the things we always wanted to do, but never had the time.
We watched all the movies we ever wanted to see and more!
"We have connected, in the midst of our need to distance, and perhaps formed relationships that may not have been formed under different circumstances."
Angel Michelle Chapman, JD
The new year will be here before you know it. Enjoy the remainder of this infamous year 2020. Cherish the new relationships, appreciate the creative energy it has demanded, and carry that willingness and ability to think a little outside the box into 2021. Be vigilant, responsible, happy, healthy, and stay focused on what's ahead.
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