I think I can speak for everyone when I say that 2020 has been a very challenging year. We all have been put through the ringer in one way or another due to COVID-19, and it has been mentally and physically exhausting. Between the stresses of working through all of this, Cole’s daycare closing off and on and having to telework, dealing with mask-wearing and constant worrying, having a knee surgery in the midst of it, multiple family members with health issues, and a billion other everyday challenges – I find myself off and on getting sick of it. Longing for “easy” days and weeks. Longing for the “good old days” when I could walk into a store without a mask and hold the door for someone and actually SMILE at them, go to our favorite local bar for wings and a beer on a weekend with my friends, and visit my family members without questioning whether or not it’s safe. I’m just sick of it, and over it; as we all are.
But if I’ve learned anything in 2020, it’s this: mindset is EVERYTHING. I still have plenty of days where I struggle to see the good, but it’s always there – even in the tiniest of amounts. So today, let us all try to find the blessings in disguise. Family, friendship, health, love, prosperity, and safety – those are a few things I am thankful for today. God bless. ❤️