During this holiday season, I would like to take a moment to reflect on my year, what I have accomplished, and what I have failed to do. The first two months, I was eager, determined, and working towards my goals with passion. Then Covid-19 happened. Everything became uncertain, and my eagerness and determination slowed down.
While none of us could have predicted the unprecedented challenges brought by 2020, all I could say is that my faith is the one thing that remained steady and kept me going. This allowed me to turn the negative parts of 2020 into moments of strength and hope.
I am grateful that I have survived the chaos and most importantly, my family is okay. I am stronger than how I started this year and I am ready to start the new one. As you are reading this, I hope this strength branches out to you and stays with you throughout next year, and makes you do wonder.
With my gratitude and thanks, I wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season, and most importantly, a stronger 2021.
I am so ready to put 2020 behind me also. Happy Holidays to you and your family. I love your outlook.
Thank you, Sandra, Happy Holidays!
2020 was/is a hard year. I am blessed to have come out of it better than I was when it started. My family stayed healthy and we added a member to it by adopting our youngest daughter and we figured out that me being a SAHM was doable and I can spend all my time with my girls! When life hands you lemons…
Your younger daughter will definitely make you have a wonderful Holiday Season. Sending blessings to your beautiful family for a wonderful 2021 year.
Yep I’m ready for 2021! 2020 is done thank goodness 😅
I could have written this as it’s exactly how I feel! As I pointed back over 2020 my faith is what got me through! My relationship with God helped me focus on the little miracles. It was tough, I won’t lie, still is as we are quarantined for Christmas. But when I focus on my blessings and put my trust in the Lord I know I will survive and come out of this with a new found strength
I think we are all done with this year and all we can do is hope for a better year 🙂
I agree, Renata!
Oh yea, It has been a beautiful year with a lot of memories. Nice decorations
I am also so excited to put the year 2020 behind me. This was my most challenging year of my life
It was a challenging one, Renee!
this is a great refreshing post. looking ahead!
Thanks for the positivity and prayers. May we all have a great year for 2021.
Happy Holidays, Nikki!
2020 sure was heck of a doozy. It’s wonderful to leave this year behind.
I agree, Knashz, and I also believe that we are better prepared for 2021.
Thank you for the kind words and well wishes you offer everyone here Marjie. I will say 2020 was supposed to be a great year for me as I started the year by coming back to America from my European Honeymoon with the love of my life.
But within 2 months I watched alone as my mother suddenly died before me. That was 3 days before the Covid pandemic locked down our country. Then my wife got very sick with massive ovarian tumors. So though I have made it to the finish line, I barely am crawling over the line.
With that said, I will say that the smile, love, and faith of my wife in me and our new family is what is inspires me to keep moving into the new year. So, I pray that everyone finds that one person who will help inspire them when they truly need it and if you cant find that person….perhaps that is because you are meant to be that person for someone else in 2021!
Eric, I am so sorry for everything that happened to you in 2020. I am sending prayers your way. I am hopeful that you will have a better year in 2021. Faith, hope, and love conquer all.
That is a really good post. I hope 2021 will be better.
Thank you, Luisa!
Ready to put 2020 behind me, happy holidays to you and yours too marjie!
Happy Holidays, Rochelle!
I had the same feelings as you. I was super optimistic when the year started and boom pandemic happened but now we are about to start a new one, I am grateful and excited. Happy New Year, Marjie.
Happy New Year, Clarice!
It was a really crazy year for sure but I’m excited to move on and leave this year behind. I’m just hoping we can get back to normal and forget this whole covid deal because it really does put a damper on everything!
I am ready to move forward, Kileen, and hopeful for a better 2021.
202 has been the worse of all years but glad that we survived it and ready for the next year.
We did survive it, Fransic!
I can’t wait for 2020 to be in the rearview mirror. My father died (non-COVID) in May so it was a bad time. Then, we are spending so much time trying to avoid getting sick. As a transplant recipient, I am still pretty nervous about catching COVID and my husband is pretty scared. We also read that folks with Down Syndrome have a higher risk of dying from COVID too which means my daughter is at risk as well. Getting the vaccine will allow us to relax a little and go into 2021 not as tightly wound,
Sorry about the passing of your father, Dominique, I am hopeful that 2021 will bring peace and healing.
I am ready to welcome 2021 in my life. I am grateful for what 2020 taught me but I do want to get back to normal from before
Same here, Lyosha!
Almost end of 2020 and would like to personally thank you, all the gratitude to you with all that you share in your blog where we learn a lot of good deeds, we can do this and finish the year with a bang, goodbye covid 🙂 Prosperous 2021 to you!
Thank you so much, Kenneth, let’s cheer to a prosperous 2021!
Legit I might cry when the clock strikes midnight and it’s officially 2021. I am done with this year.
I followed you and did cry. I also gave thanks, Krysten.
Thank you for you lovely words – and all the good recipes that made this terrible year a better one 😉 Hope next year holds some nice surprises in store because I certainly cannot stand another one like this.
All the best to you and your family!
Thanks so much, Renata. I am hopeful that we will have a great year ahead.
YES! None of us could have predicted how this year was going to go! But I’m happy to be turning a new page to 2021.
I am happy to turn the new page with you, Rachel.
I’m so ready for 2020 to be over and like you, I also accomplished things in 2020. I might not have done so if the year wasn’t like it was either.
Let’s have a great year in 2021, Jana!
Still grateful for 2020. It was hard but blessings poured, lessons learned. I am socready for 2021! There’s no other way but up ☝️
Same here, Ayesha!
Hi Marjorie. What you said resonated with me. I was truly excited about 2020 and then my excitement faded to anxiety and worry. At that moment I drew closer to my faith and that is what has kept me.
The moments of 2020 were dire, frightful, and in deed scary. How can you fight an enemy you cannot see? How do you protect yourself from something you cannot see. Let us continue walking in faith knowing that we are protected from this invisible enemy.
Thank you for sharing how 2020 has impacted you.
I too am ready to turn the page over to begin a brand new year.
Happy New Year and may 2021 be the best year ever.
Absolutely, Lorraine, wishing you a successful year 2021!
For me 2020 was great. I have achieved many goals.Hope 2021 will be wonderful too 🙂
That is awesome, Harish!
Your decorations are so pretty and cozy! Hoping 2021 will better!
Thank you, Heidi!
I think 2020 was a challenging year for all. Glad to hear your family is going well and wishing you a wonderful 2021.
Wishing you the same, Kylie!