twenty one more days
Friday, December 11, 2020
I have been of the mindset where I just cannot WAIT for 2020 to be over. My ticker is even counting down the days... 21 more. Yet I think I am making a mistake to think this way. I think that I have just given up on 2020. I have lost my sense of deep gratitude, and that is a quality I have really been proud of myself about over the many years, how grateful I am for all I have. This year, even aside from Covid, has shown me that I have a long way to go in my devotion to God and my realization that millions of others have it SO MUCH WORSE than I do... and are reacting to that so much better.
So here is my little pep talk for today, to myself, and to whomever else has given up on 2020.
Let's go out STRONG. Let's take these last three weeks and spend every day acknowledging ALL we have to be grateful for. It can be the smallest thing, like that first cup of coffee in the morning that smells so yummy. The warm shower. The text that brightens your day. The mere fact that we are still alive and breathing.
I think that for me, the worst part about masking during this pandemic is that we don't see smiles anymore. I miss that with ALL of my heart. Things will get better. We have to allow good sense and optimism to push us forward... not in a rush, but day by day. It's all we can do.
This holiday season WILL be different. But I am going to enjoy it and be grateful for it. 'Tis the season to be grateful. And I am grateful, for all of you.