Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hello everyone,

This is a bit late but it has been an unusual year for everyone. Within this year the whole world stood still and united with one common purpose, to survive a deadly virus. This was anxiety producing but also was strangely comforting in that we were all experiencing it, wealthy and poor, rich countries and undeveloped countries, it was a leveler.

My brother has become deathly ill this year, and he was separated over a border within my country. This was extremely difficult, but we did visit him a number of times, there have been hospital visits and stressful moments of near death. I know many people have lost loved ones with this virus so I know there are many people going through unimaginable loss. I lost my other brother ten years ago to alcoholism, but it was a long struggle which stretched over a decade of trying to help him and doing all I could.

So, this year has had many challenges. I have a spiritual belief, so this keeps me grounded and I know everything happens for a Divine reason and I believe there is a loving God. At the end of this year I reflect on the good and the bad that occurred this year. I learnt a lot about myself, about what I really valued, about my creativity, about people in my life that were both positive and negative, about what to hang onto and what to let go of, about what was really important and I learnt to speak up a bit more.

Even though this year has been hard we have still learnt a lot about ourselves, we have bonded together at times, we have seen acts of kindness and hopefully we have learnt to look after others as well as ourselves.

I look forward to a New Year, which we should also know and accept is not certain in anyway, but it is certain that the people in our lives that love, appreciate, and listen to us, these are the precious people we need to value and love in return.

Thanks for reading. šŸ™‚ I wish you a lovely New Year and I hope you had a beautiful Christmas as well. God bless. Suz

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