It has been quite a while since I wrote a blog post. Why is that? Let's say 2020 happened, the pandemic was NOT the hardest part, and leave it at that. Enough said.
I plan to keep this one short. Yes, I know brevity is not a gift I usually possess.
Without further ado … My Ode To 2020 …
Once upon a time, 2020 arrived,
And little did we know,
It would quickly be despised.
But wait, you say,
An ode is supposed to praise,
Yet, 2020 left all of us in a malaise.
So what positivity should we bestow,
On a year devoid of most our usual fun.
Hmm, I got nothin’
Good riddance 2020, and bring on 2021!
Clearly, I’m no poet.
I’ll stick to novels.
(Speaking of novels, I’m still trying to get someone to publish The Body Man – hint, hint)
In all seriousness, 2020 has been a challenging year for all humanity. But even amongst the sorrow, the fear, the anger, the despair, the crippling loneliness, there is always something positive to embrace.
We still have …
Hope for better days to come; hope for a better future for ourselves and the others around us; hope for a return to normalcy. But hope is not possible without strength, without grit, without determination, without perseverance. Hard times either define us, or they refine us. Make the events that shaped your life in 2020 the latter, not the former.
As 2020 ends, look for the positive around you and shun the negativity that personified 2020.
If I learn anything each time I make a full trip around the sun it’s this … Life is a gift and how we receive that gift, what we do with it, provides others a glimpse into our soul.
Make your soul shine.
Be the light to others.
Love each other.
To a prosperous and joyful 2021.
Onward and Upward,