I have been trying to decide how to bid farewell to 2020. As I look back through the months, I am reminded how quick things can change. In February we were attending a wedding and in March we are told there is a virus spreading across the world that is killing people.
Now we wear mask, make sure there is six feet between us and others, stay away from crowds.
Even though this is a terrible thing that happened causing sickness, death, loss of jobs, and business closings we do see light coming with a vaccine that they have begun using to vaccinate across the country and other parts of the world.
However, rather than focus on the bad things of 2020, I would like to focus on the good things of 2020.
For the first time in a long time, families had to stay at home with each other and reacquaint themselves. Remember families are most important in our lives.
We are appreciating our families and not taking them for granite. We also are finding ways to keep in touch with friends remembering how much they mean to us.
As for writers, many have spent this time writing and publishing books. What else could we do but write? For me, I am almost finished writing one book and will begin the editing process in a couple of weeks and half-finished on another. Many of my friends have finished two books this year.
So how will we remember 2020? Grateful we survived it. Hopefully, we got our priorities straight.
Even though they closed our church my husband and I continued to attend online every Sunday but one. A lot of my friends tell me they got closer to not only their families but also to God and spending time with Him.
I pray that as we end this year, we will remember how great it was to spend time with our families and do things together––in our homes and backyards. Let us take this with us into the new year. Let us put our focus on God to see us into the new year with a new appreciation for life.
Editor of Suite T. President of Collierville Christian Writers Group (CCWriters Group).