I have been reflecting a lot recently - as I am sure many have been. Did you learn any lessons this past year? Was it an awakening? I learned and found myself being more grateful and aware of the small things.
I keep hearing people say - "I can't wait till things get back to normal." NOT ME - I really didn't like all of 'normal'. I see SOME things as much better now.
SURE I want people to be healthy - but there will always be disease and death.
SURE I want people to be able to get back to work and thrive - but many will just continue on with bad habits.
SURE there are things that we need to get back - church meetings, freely going about, working, socializing, HUGS, etc.
I see people have learned that they can survive on so much less than they thought
I see people have learned to cook from home
I see people have learned to have 'family time' again and sit down to dinner together and play together
I see we have learned that children can learn any where (many have home schooled for decades).
I see people are learning to garden and preserve
I see families helping one another
I see the public doing good deeds and helping others when they can
I see neighbors being kind and helping one another
I see people learning to be resourceful and recycle and getting creative
I see many employers have realized they can still provide work for people - but from their homes
I see people spending less
I see people realizing that being prepared IS important
I see people finally being grateful for all the LITTLE things (most are bigger than we think)
I really DO see a lot of positive. I know many think I am Miss Pollyanna - well that is OK with me. I'd rather look at the positive than negative. I know bad stuff happens - it has happened to me too - but we can't quit. We can't give up. We have to keep marching forward and onward.
I will live my life in the most positive way I can to keep my mental health and the joy in my life.
You should too!
There will always be people who try their darndest to suck the joy out of the world. Some CHOOSE to moan and groan and complain and never see good. Those people are miserable and many are lonely. I feel sorry for them and I pray for them. God has this - give your worries and your concerns to Him. YOUR job is to promote good and happiness and love upon the earth.
I hope we all choose to LIVE our best lives in the new year.
I will talk with you tomorrow! Have a blessed day!
PS - these past couple weeks have been for reflecting and thinking about life. Next week will back to normal!