So 2020 was quite a ride, a lot of stuff from the year presented us with worry, anxiety, doubt, hurt, and the list can go on. I don’t want this thread to be one of those, as we know we are still in the midst of the pandemic and lockdown.
I have been on a little gratitude journaling and what I would like us to take from the year though, and be reminiscent of, are those things that we can be thankful and grateful for and to give gratitude in. The things that made us grow, that gave us hope, the things made us see the light in others, that continue to push is, and so on. Amidst all of the adversity, I think there is still a lot of good that can be taken from it. I chose to believe that there is more good than bad out there and continue to further my faith in humanity.
As some of you may, or may not know, I am big on productivity and positivity. As such I would like to kick things off by giving an example of the things that bring me hope and joy over the past year.
Here’s my 2020 wrap up from Todoist:
This past year we saw the schools close down and myself and my son were forced into working and schooling from home. This was a real challenging time for me and my family. We aren’t trained to be teachers. How do you separate and distinguish the role of parent and teacher? Needless to say, we were challenged in so many ways and my son saw improved grades and his marks were promising at the end of the year despite all of this.
There were a lot of challenges too that presented itself as a family, though despite all of that I can thankful we pulled through. This whole situation has forced to come closer together and has strengthened our family unit. We only have each other here in Cape Town and have not seen any family in over a year. I am thankful for my family.
On a professional front, I have worked my way into a senior role with leadership responsibilities. I was honoured and humbled when a colleague had asked me to coach and mentor them through the course of this year. I am grateful for my job and the company I work for. My pay and bonuses have not been affected unlike many, and having a company that understands personal challenges and situations.
I have also grown spiritually and give all glory to God.
So, what say you, I would love to hear and read some of your stories of gratitude. I think a lot can come from giving thanks and sharing the things that we can be thankful for.