. . . 3,2,1 Happy New Year! If you are like me then after setting your hopes and dreams on what the year 2020 would bring then you never could have conjured up just what this year had in store for us.
Unlike having 2020 vision, this year wasn’t in the slightest as clear as expected, in fact it was quite the opposite, filled with more uncertainty and fear than any of us could have ever imagined. This year reminds me of something out of an alternate dystopian sci-fi world you only see in the movies, therefore if you had told my past self what 2020 was to hold I would have never been able to imagine it — now i’m living it, we all are.
However, although many people saw this year to be one of the most challenging because it unfortunately brought so many inconveniences and difficulties with it, this year was also an opportunity to take on a new perspective and a different outlook on life. Although it is hard to admit, this year gave many of us the shock we needed to get out of our normal routine of life that we live in passing.
This morning I was reading the book of Psalms and the words of David really struck a chord with me because it reminded me of what 2020 has highlighted about this life;
‘’Lord, remind me how brief my time on Earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered — how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth. Not knowing who will spend it.’’
Psalms 39: 4–6 (NLT)
Ultimately, if I take anything from this year it is that life is not to be spent in passing and that ‘’all our busy rushing ends in nothing’’ so why not take the time to spend it on what really matters to you, the important things of life.
Top three things the year 2020 has taught me:
- The importance of gratitude — This year has taught me how important it is to take the time out of life’s busy schedule to appreciate the little things even though they may seem so ordinary that we often forget to be grateful for. Things as simple as going for a walk, reading, spending time with friends and family or…