Gratitude For Struggles

I’m doing my best to take advantage of the beach at sunset, as our days without evening beach restrictions here are numbered. Also, a move from this location is happening in the not so distant future.

As I reflect upon this last year, I see it as having been an opportunity to be challenged and realize the resiliency and strength within. Through facing uncomfortable circumstances and truths, we can learn and understand more fully what we are made of.

I realize my challenges of this past year are minor relative to what many have been dealt this year. However, I do look back now on previous years of more intense struggle and phases of greater despair as integral parts of who I am, and I have only gratitude for what those periods of my life taught me.

2020 has been such a beautiful teacher for me. I do believe humanity, as a whole, will emerge from all of this much better than we went into it. There was a lot that was dysfunctional in our world, and I do have hope that we each have a role to play in creating a world that better reflects what we value and what matters. We have more power than we realize in improving our circumstances, both individually and as a whole.

As you celebrate in whatever way that you do and wrap up this year, may you have hope and belief that our future is much brighter and an understanding that you play an important role in making it so 🙏🏼✨💖

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