Well Happy Happy New Year! I don’t know about you all but I am thankful that 2020 is over. Actually, I say that but, it wasn’t so awful. If we are reading this, we all survived, we all had our hearts opened, we all hopefully learned something about ourselves, and we are all a little stronger for it. The year of a pandemic. We lived through a year with a pandemic. Did you ever feel like you could say that you lived through that? I certainly didn’t. Last night we officially opened our doors at midnight to let this crazy year out and welcome what we hope to be a banner year in.
Today, January 1, 2021, begins a brand new page of a beautiful new year. How will you write your 365 chapter book? Seriously, think about that. If you could write a chapter each day this upcoming year what would your book look like at the end of the year? More importantly how would you like for others to read it? Do you want to give your readers a motivational uplifting story, maybe an adventure book, maybe a walk of faith, or for some folks who are always negative, I am sure it will be a horror story. No matter how you plan for your year, let your actions (or your words) be seen by others as a tribute to you.
I pray that this year be a year of renewal for each of us. I hope that we look back on 2020 and realize what lessons we have learned. Now, I know there are some of you out there who believe that all of this was political, that do not believe in Covid, that believe that all of this was planned and caused. I have friends who refuse to wear their masks and refuse to think that this virus is more than the flu being blown out of the water. You know something, that’s okay. We are so blessed to live in a land of freedom where everyone has a choice to believe and feel exactly how they want. I am and have always been an “okay with whatever you believe” kind of gal and no matter what you prefer I love you anyway. I myself have learned to adapt to so much this year.
Never before did I think I would learn to wear a mask, to become a homebody, and to be okay with just being at home. I sure did. And honestly it wasn’t too bad. Here’s how I truly feel, and yes I’m about to talk about religion. I think God never gives us any more than we can handle. I feel like this last year was used to teach us so many lessons. For me it taught me to be still and to look at what is important in my life. It taught me how important my family truly is to me. Seriously, some people, and a lot that I know very well, lost loved ones to this horrid virus. My family is here. They are well. And I am blessed. More than anything I think 2020 taught me how important it is to be good to one another. It costs absolutely nothing to be kind. If anything I think my Lord tried to teach me to love. Well people, that’s what I’m gonna do.
I’m sure we’ve all set our New Years resolutions. That will be for another blog cause boy I got some good ones and I sure what to hear about yours. In the mean time let’s say thank you to 2020 for all that it taught us. Vow to be a better person this year than you were last year. Vow to just love on people and hold your family and babies tight. Today is chapter one of your beautiful 365 chapter book. Write it. Make it completely YOU. This year don’t waste one day. Take your journey and write about it along the way. Have a wonderfully blessed new year and welcome to 2021, our best year yet. P.S. No matter what your goals this year, I am so proud of you. ❤️Always