The year 2020 was interesting, to say the least.
Despite all the challenges and losses, there were many wonderful benefits and silver linings. There are many opportunities to be grateful for.
I will continue to be safe and do my part to support my community and others. I will continue to embrace these times with positivity and optimism and continue to show up for myself, my family, my community, and the world.
As we say goodbye to 2020, here is my gratitude letter. I encourage you to write your own and list the wonderful highlights and moments of gratitude you experienced this year.
My Gratitude to 2020 from my Heart and Spirit:
Thank you 2020 for the opportunity to be me! 🙏
To connect to my introverted nature and to slow down. 🧘♀️
To shed the friendships and relationships holding me back.
To release the projects that no longer served my highest good.
For the success and abundance that comes with all the change.
To step up and support others through these crazy times.
Thank you 2020 for the opportunity to be closer to my family. 💖
Thank you for providing more time for connecting, laughing, playing games, learning, and enjoying each other for all aspects of who we are, including the annoying.
For the opportunity to spend so much time with family that we learned how to live with each other’s flaws and peeves and learn to love the qualities we could not appreciate before.
To learn how to love the parts of ourselves and each other that we did/do not like.
For the snuggles, the tears, and hugs.
For the video calls with distant relatives.
To see my extremely hard-working mama finally get a break.
To connect to distant relatives I did not know I had.
For my friendships that grew and evolved. For my pod.
For my team and friendships who inspire me, support me, challenge me, and believe in me.
Thank you 2020 for the time to teach and educate my son. 🙏📖🎵
To do arts and crafts and watch him learn and explore life.
To let him sleep in.
To allow him to explore who he is and be himself without school and society telling him otherwise.
For the strength and patience to get through juggling the different roles of support he needs.
Thank you 2020 for bringing to light the healing that is needed for the world.💫🌀
For the world to wake up, change their habits, change their perspectives, change for the collective.
For the shift in awareness that we need to heal and support healthy lifestyles and eat healthy food.
To see the privilege, to see the hardships, to see the harm of hate and selfishness.
To feel the love of others. To feel the support of the community. To see the kindness and generosity of others. To feel the altruism.
To see into people’s eyes, and connect to their spirit more that than their physical form. (benefit of masks)
To observe the failures and successes. To see others standing up against the hate of the world.
To see the first African American Woman Vice President-Elect!
To abolish the self-hate, the self-criticisms. To forgive and accept.
Thank you 2020 for the opportunity for personal development and growth 🙏✊👁
For the courage and bravery to work through my limiting beliefs holding me back from being successful in my career as a healer and educator.
For the shadow work. For the ancestral connections. To release the binds and contracts I inherited from others.
To meditate. To be quiet. To be still. To see motion in stillness. To see the stillness in motion.
To know that I am worthy of success just as much as others are worthy of my offerings.
For the opportunity to cultivate more patience and forgiveness.
For the courage to speak my truth, no matter the cost.
To not have to say and do things because it is expected of me.
To live my life at my pace, to honor my own rhythms and energy patterns.
To bring in love and light to nourish my body-mind-soul.
For the time to deeply connect with spirit.
Thank you 2020 for the year of self-care 🧘♀️🌞
What a special treat it was to slow down and nourish.
To read more. To do puzzles, play games, make up games, take baths. To lay in the sun, watch the birds, and watch the plants grow.
To eat fresh home-grown food. To nourish my body with whole food nutrition and diversity.
To safely hike and play at our favorite sacred places, including where the river meets the ocean.
Thank you 2020 for the year of nourishment and growth. For the year of change. For the year to release all that does not serve my highest interest.
For the opportunity to grow and see my potential.
To be me.
I am truly grateful!! 🙏💖
I welcome 2021 with love, hope, grace, compassion, growth, and optimism! I look forward to this being the year where we not just survive, but thrive. Where we support our health and each other!
What are you grateful for from this year?