It’s that time of year where we tend to spread good cheer and give of ourselves to others. Everyone is usually all smiles and in good spirits but 2020 threw a wrench in all our plans. But despite all the chaos that happened, we just need to pause and remember that no matter how bad things get there is light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to have faith and keep hope alive. Hope changes everything! That positive vibe that has a tendency to be prevalent during the holiday season is something we need to carry with us into 2021. The more positivity we can spread, the more hope we can spark in others, the more faith we can sustain will make the rough times bearable. So spread cheer, spread joy this holiday season and keep it going until we can get back to normal.
Despite what a terrible year 2020 has been, I’m thankful that I got a chance to strengthen my relationships with my family and friends…even connect with long lost ones. It helped me to lean on them for support and I learned that regardless of what life throws at you or what obstacles arise, if we face it together…together we will persevere.
It’s been awhile since I stopped and took time to reflect on the things happening in my life. Since this COVID-19 chaos, everything has been up in the air and all my daily routines have been thrown out of whack. But my optimistic trait has me seeing a positive side to all of this. Having this pandemic happen has given me the opportunity to actually stop my life and take into account all the good things that are around me. I am fortunate to be a lot closer with my family, both in proximity and in relationships. I value life more, regardless of all the obstacles that are in my way. I’m appreciative of being able to stop and take notice of nature and how it continues to progress regardless of what goes on in my life. And most of all, I’m just happy to be here in this moment, knowing that I have had good memories despite all of the negative aspects associated with this virus. This will pass because there cannot be darkness without light. So I continue to have hope and treasure every breath I take.
When there is darkness and stagnation in front of you… go straight When life causes extreme hardships… go straight When trouble overwhelms you… go straight When your path becomes hazy and unclear… go straight When obstacles become too difficult to manage… go straight The course you take must never waver Always have faith and never falter Forge onwards to greater heights so that your dreams and goals may come to fruition and then and only then will everything turn out better If you just… go straight
Never give up even in the face of failure, make it happen You have the strength to persevere, despite all odds Your life is precious, and you have so much to contribute in this world “There is hope!” So breathe, take that first step, and always move forward.
When things in your life become stagnant and you’re no longer happy with what you’re doing Then figure out what’s important to you, create your own happiness Find the catalyst that will set your life on the right path And then, and only then will you be at peace.