2020 vision

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What a year it’s been!

If we had rolled the dice at the beginning of the year to bet on how this year would have unfolded, what are the odds we would have gotten it right? It has been a challenging year for many people across the world, some more than others. Even with 20/20 vision, we may not have seen this coming – it’s a year that caught many by surprise. It is a year defined by a global pandemic with daily indicators highlighting number of cases and deaths. It’s a grim indicator to mark a year that many would rather forget. Although this has been a major focus of 2020, here are a handful of things we can celebrate:

  • Ability to work from home/flexible working
  • Families appreciating more time together
  • People finding alternative ways to connect
  • Home cooking, baking and sharing recipes
  • Home crafts, handy hints and tips/ DIY hacks being shared
  • Raising awareness, support and appreciation for the arts industries
  • Ability to be less social for those who prefer smaller gatherings
  • Time to complete studies without fear of missing out (FOMO)
  • Learning something new or different
  • Collaboration to raise awareness on important global issues via social media

With 20/20 hindsight, there are probably a lot of things we would like to have done differently…or not. It’s been a year most would rather forget, although there have also been some good news stories for this year also. Here is also a link to some good news stories for 2020 you may have missed:

https://happiful.com/35-good-news-stories-from-2020-you-might-have-missed/

Even though many of us have not been able to go anywhere, the year is still speeding by as usual – it is already Christmas Eve, the 24th of December and we’re almost at the end of a year most would rather forget. Although, if 2021 is going to be more of the same, we may not be so eager to rush into it. This year is a year to be grateful – for our blessings, our friends, loved ones and people who have kept us sane. It has been a difficult year for those of us who suffer mental health issues, those living alone, those who are unable to visit family and friends and those who have lost oved ones. I hope everyone has the support they need to help them through this year and beyond, so we all can continue to Laugh. Love. Live. This year has been a crazy year and although it has had it’s challenges, there have also been triumphs. Please take care, stay safe and well – remember those who have lost loved ones and may we all approach 2021 with more compassion, understanding and love. Peace and blessings – namaste!

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