2020 is going to be listed as one of those crazy years, etched in human history.
I think in time to come, the reference to periods of time would be – life before 2020, and thereafter.
Life can be so unpredictable. But this year…this year was exceptional, for many. We practically lived the last 10 – 11 months with uncertainties thrown in our faces from every unimaginable direction. Metaphorically or maybe literally, it seemed like we got hammered on every level. We’ve lost friends, relatives, jobs, businesses, clients and the list just goes on. It almost feels like we were stripped bare, with no notice given. The impact that has somewhat tainted the year seems painful; merely perhaps it was so sudden – catching us off guard, unprepared and leaving us vulnerable.
With less than 2 months left of the year, I’m sitting here writing this and trying to find some light in all this clutter of time. And I suddenly see my son gazing into the lights on our Christmas tree. That moment was everything to me. If all of my life brought me to this one moment, my heart is full. Quenched. The only thing that comes to me this moment, is the pulsing need to be grateful. From this space of gratitude, there is a rest that is settling – putting many things into perspective.
I don’t know what to make of it. I truly think we’re all grasping this new reality one day at a time. I only know this period got us turning in – to reflect what we may have always took for granted. It got us dabbling in time. It got us thinking about what mattered most. It got us connected. It taught the world alot about gratitude and kindness. It gave us eyes to see the violence, and the whole con that is destroying the human race.
My prayer as the year comes to a close – may it inspire kindness and love, collaborations that serve humanity, new manifestations that leave no one behind. May it celebrate relationships, guard the sacredness of our children, so they may go on to live in a safer world. May it destroy poverty and hunger – and restore dignity. Come what may, I pray you remember to be kind to yourself, to your family and everyone around you. Remember togetherness. Remember love. Then from this space of remembrance, we will see things through.
2020, would be The Year That
Failed TAUGHT Us. Love to all.