We did it. We made it to the last day of this horrible year.
We're one of the lucky ones that can take today to reflect and maybe drink some celebratory champagne.
Cheers to all of us for surviving this year while also working, protesting, mothering, caring, trying, coping, fuming, dreaming and learning. The work and trauma of this year will still exist tomorrow and the many days after that, but I am hopeful that 2021 will be brighter, because many of us have become better.
This year tested all of us. I have learned that we're adaptable and that somehow, life always goes on. I have learned that I believe in a higher power. I have learned what I stand for, and what I will not stand by. I have learned that love, real love, is putting those you love before yourself. I have learned that those that have the least to give, often give the most. I have learned that what we have done for others is eternal and lives forever.
I have learned that everyone needs to feel seen and heard. I have learned that I need silence. I have learned that there are things you can’t explain, but you can feel. I have learned that you can only control two things: how you prepare for what may happen and how you react once it happens. I know most people are good people.
This is why I know next year will be brighter, because we as humans, have grown better.
Love & Light.