As 2020 comes to a close and our holidays are celebrated differently, we wanted to reflect on all that we've learned this year.
“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” ~ Agnes M. Pahro
This year we were faced with the challenge of changing our daily routines, readjusting our priorities, caring for loved ones, and everything else in-between. We faced the fear of uncertainty as we still don't know what is in store for us in the upcoming year.
We learned that patience truly is a virtue. We learned to slow down and live for the moment. While the adjustment was NOT an easy one, we prevailed and are thankful for this lesson of being more patient, not only with others, but with ourselves too.
Just like we learned to be patient, we also learned to be empathetic. Everyone is fighting a battle that we might not know about. Our lives were turned upside down and we had to accept a new normal.
Instead of hugging our loved ones, we had to settle for Zoom calls and text messages. Large family gatherings turned into drive-by celebrations. We had to pivot and be flexible.
Because all of our lives were changed, we learned to be more compassionate and we helped others in any way possible.
Never underestimate the importance of community. Whether your community is your neighborhood, school or family, it matters.
"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. – Marianne Williamson
We watched as communities bonded over a common goal: A goal of ensuring our families were safe, taken care of and that family members were not left alone.
Along with so many big changes, we also learned the importance of rest. We learned that we cannot be everything to everyone. It's not possible for any one person to be the best boss, employee, mother, teacher, house cleaner, or personal chef there ever was.
“Respect your body when it’s asking you for a break. Respect your mind when it’s seeking rest. Honor yourself when you need a moment.” - Unknown
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Tell Us: What's one lesson you've learned in 2020?