No matter what has happened this year, we can all agree on two things: 2020 SUCKS, and Carole Baskin killed her husband. However, on this most giving of days, I am trying to remember the meaning of this holiday season. With COVID ramping up again and restrictions on how to spend your holiday, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of this supposed wonderful time of the year. Instead of dwelling on the negative, which has been in abundance this year, I am determined for even just this one day in this horrible year to take a moment and be thankful for all I have.
I am thankful for my family, my husband and daughter as well as my extended relatives. We have been through a hard year of loss and health problems. The fact that we can be together in any form, virtual or in person, is a blessing I am choosing to be thankful for.
I am thankful for the abundance we have in our lives. In a society of always wanting more, I am pumping the breaks momentarily to reflect on all we have that is above what we need. This life can be filled with things. Right now, I am choosing to be grateful for each of those we have earned and sating my desire for more. There are those less fortunate, and it is important to me to remind myself the difference between my needs and my wants. We’ll call this the humility check.
Lastly, I want to be give a great many thanks to those that have been kind this year. As I mentioned, it hasn’t been the easiest of times (but, again, 2020 sucks for all). There are so many people that have helped me and my family through this year that I can’t imagine where I/we would be without their kindness. In a world full of reasons to lose hope in humanity, we have found a few reasons not to give up yet. I hope that I can show and be as kind to others as others have been to me.
I know it is hard right now with EVERYTHING that 2020 has thrown at us, but I encourage you, please take a moment to be thankful this holiday season. Take a second to be humble amongst your abundance. And, always, always be kind.