I haven’t really reflected on 2020 because it was one of the strangest years on memory. But it wasn’t bad. Not entirely. So I can’t complain…
Thing is, we were all involved – not one of us could avoid it. So many things got rolled into one and were dropped on us when we least expected it. If you weren’t paying attention, you could have gotten knocked right over only to get back up to get knocked over again.
But I have to say, 2020 was mostly good to me. As the pace of life slowed down, I was able to see myself for who I am and get back to being that guy. So I can’t complain during a time when everyone has something to complain about.
Then again, 2017-2019 we’re really rough on me – while most of you had good years, so if I even considered to feel guilty about the 2020 I experienced, it’s only so deep.
I hardly came out of this whole thing unscathed. 2020 brought it’s share of deep cuts; things that either hit really hard and moved on, things that had a ripple effect, or things that are still happening.
I’m just dealing with it all with more of an open mind.
That said – when my kids come to me and say “I’m having a horrible day”. I ask them, “well, is it the whole day – or was there some point where you laughed or smiled?” and then they laugh and smile – realizing that it’s not the whole day – just bits and pieces of it.
So, when you’re thinking about 2020 – just remember, even if it got really dark – even if you lost something or someone that you can never get back – there were better days; there will be better days. You just need to hold on and hope – you need to pay attention to the details and look for the signs.
After all – you made it; you’re still here – you might not be okay, and that’s okay. Reach out and find the love and positivity you need. Turn over every rock and look in every nook and cranny if you have to – just keep living.
And remember – as weird as everything is – we’re all in it and we’re all getting through it. It’s a crooked piece of time that we’re living in, but there’s still rainbows so – chin up! Foot forward! It might not be great, but you’re going to get through this one way or another.