I know this topic isn’t related to Infinite Flight or aviation. But read on. I felt it needs to be said. I guarantee it will change your perspective of life.
- Where to start.
We did it. We made it through a grueling, emotional, tough year. I’m immensely proud of all of you. 2020 was one of the most strangest years ever. We all went through it with similarities and differences.
One thing that perhaps we all went through one way or another was the coronavirus pandemic. One of the most horrible times in world history. To summarize it in just one or two words would be understating it. It impacted all of us in one way or another. We were all isolated. Most of us forced to work or study online. Separated from co-workers, friends, and extended family in the blink of an eye. It changed all of us. We were forced to come up with new ways of doing things. New ways to work. New ways to entertain. New ways to get food. It felt like our whole world was turned upside down in just a couple of short weeks. We went from travel, school, work, seeing others mask-free and lock-down-free to being sequestered in our homes in just a couple short weeks.
Some of us lost relatives or friends. Some of us are dealing with isolation. Some of us are dealing with financial hardships. Some of us are dealing with all of those, and the depression associated with it.
Yet, you did it. You persisted. I am so proud of you. You made it to see another day. You pushed through. You are strong! You, yes, you are loved! You are worthy of all of the good things life has to offer!!
After a year like 2020, it may seem very hard to appreciate the good things life has to offer. Yet, I can guarantee you that if you clear your mind and focus on the good, your life will change. It’s certainly helped me on some of my rough days.
Repeat the following things with me.
I am thankful for myself and the life I have been given.
I am thankful for a safe house and a place to live.
I am thankful for my health.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my clothes.
I am thankful for my friends.
I am thankful for food to eat.
I am thankful for finances which pay the bills and help to have a good life.
I am thankful for all of life’s joys, and the things that keep us going day-to-day.
Sometimes, thinking of happy memories you have and how you can’t wait to do them again or make even more happy memories after the pandemic, helps.
Also, don’t forget to think of the good things that happened in 2020.
If there’s anything 2020 taught us, it’s that we should never take things for granted.
The house you live in? Is the dream of the homeless.
The food you eat? Is the dream of the hungry.
The health you have? Is the dream of the sick.
Take a moment to think of other things you may have taken for granted and take some time to appreciate them.
If you’re bored sitting at home day after day, clear your mind and go try something new. Don’t let yourself get caught in a depressive loop doing the same thing every day. A few friends I was talking to last night inspired me to do this.
Those trails down the road from your house that you’ve never explored? Get some fresh air and check them out. That bike you have sitting in your garage that you haven’t used in ages? Go take it for a spin around the neighborhood. That pretty park, creek, stream, or pond in your town? Go check it out, explore the wildlife and the nature that is yet to be seen. The new restaurant that opened in up your town? Go check them out if you feel safe doing so. You get the gist of it. Try new things. It makes you happy!
2021 is whatever you make of it. Always value the good things, look on the bright side, and have a good time.
To wrap this up, I challenge you to write below:
- At least three things you’re thankful for
- At least three people in life you’re thankful for
- At least one good thing that happened in 2020
- At least one new thing you plan to do to get yourself out of the gutter
Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to read this. I really hope you were able to get something good out of it, and that you will look on the positive side of things.
To the moderators and staff team, I apologize for making an out of place post, I just really felt this needed to be said to everyone on this forum to lift people’s spirits. If you decide it to shut it down down, I understand.
If you ever need someone to talk to, I’m here. No matter who you are, I can listen to you, be there for you, be someone to talk to. And I encourage you to be someone else’s beacon. Be there for others.
Happy New Year!! I pray 2021 is filled with blessings, good news, health, prosperity, and all the joys of life for you, your family, your friends, and the world.