As the year 2020 ends, we may find ourselves looking back to all the events that have happened around us. Many of us wait for better days to come, for grander years to embrace.
We endure only on the premise that we have to keep looking and moving forward until those better days are at our doorstep. Good and bad things have happened. Even though for some, a lot of unfortunate were shown, it’s still what made us who we are in the end.
You would probably agree when I say that 2020 has become a sh*tstorm full of disappointments, bad news, and an unending wave of problems that came our way.
Nevertheless, it’s still up to us if we choose to end this year with regret and negativity or to carry on with hope and a little bit of gratefulness for the next coming year.
Now, we’ve come to our last month of the year. Who knows if the next one will turn out better. So this month, I encourage you to take a breather and spend your remaining days of this year contemplating and remembering the things that were brought to you— to us.
The situations we’ve been through, problems we surpassed, and the painful moments we’ve endured either alone or with our loved ones. I believe December is the month of looking back to what we have become, how far we have come, and just reminiscing the good and the bad and being grateful, still, for all of it.
I think December is a month of looking back to what we’ve been through, what we’ve overcome and just reminiscing and remembering the good and bad and being grateful, still, for all of it. 🌻— Elle 🌻 | Blogger (@Unpopularblogs) December 7, 2020
So if you’re one to look back one last time and try and be thankful for what this year has made out of you, sit tight and have a good read with me. 🙂
2020 and the things we have learned
Believe it or not, this year has made me a whole different person who looks at life now differently. Firstly, I just want to put it out there, 2020 made me love blogging the way I never did before. It’s one thing that became very special to me.
This year is obviously the year that we have made time for ourselves more than any other else. We focused on our health, our wellness, and our loved ones.
We learned to value our friends more even though we did not see each other often. This is the year that we have learned to care and reach out to our friends and our people who needed more help than we could.
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This year, we managed to be patient more than ever; to have faith that better days will eventually shine upon us. This pandemic helped us learn the true essence of taking things slow; of letting things come slowly into our lives and learning to sit with them.
Never did we experience not to rush over some things, work, or event for the first time. People were always going somewhere, meeting other people, hustling for work, going to school, and buying new things, justifying what a busy place this world is. But this year was different.
For once in our life, we were still and we were living each day not thinking about so many plans for tomorrow or the next coming days. We’ve known to be okay with the situation that we are in. We became content with the few things that we’re only capable to do at this time because of restrictions. Despite wanting to do a number of things this year.
2020 has given us the power to accept things out of our control. We learned to willingly submit to the idea that even if things didn’t go our way today, someday they will be.
To live each day knowing that nothing is ever permanent, that change is inevitable, and we look forward to the day when we can finally go back to normal.
We learned to live with grief, loss, heartbreak, and disappointments and we have endured all of it ’til the end. In the face of circumstances, we still managed to see the bigger picture and learned to value it. A bigger picture is a means of courage to keep trying and make peace with what’s to come.
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This year has made a brave person out of us. We ventured new methods of sustaining for our family. Even tried some alternative ways that would help us, students, academically. And did extra efforts to do things more differently this year.
We didn’t know what this year had in store for us but we faced it head-on and welcomed it anyway. All the new ways we needed to do made us feel lost for a while. Yet, we still found our way back.
We adapted new ways and were still able to do great in our lives. Our setbacks have made us stronger than ever for our family and most especially for ourselves.
We have set apart our differences and were strong enough to acknowledge our weaknesses and our shortcomings during this time. Now, we’ve come so far and did so great that we deserve a little appreciation for ourselves.
Even if you think you didn’t do well enough this year, believe me, you could have curled up in your bed and waited out the storms that passed. But you didn’t. You got up and made the best out of what you have every single day.
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2020 and the things we are grateful for
Now that we are here, what would you like to say? Maybe you like to say, “2020 I’m so done with you!”, or maybe, “2020 is one of my favorite years!” Well, me, I’d love to say that I can’t wait for the new year to come.
I can’t wait to just put it all in my rearview mirror. I want to continue looking forward to what the universe would present to me this coming year.
This will be of history. One of the biggest highlights of the past decade, but hopefully not just because of the pandemic. I want this year to be remembered as something that gave importance to the things that we often overlook in our lives.
This is the year that showed us what it would be like if we had less than what we have or less control over what we can do. Yet we learned new ways to cope, discovered some new passion, and found a few things that we love doing.
All that said, there are still so many things we can be grateful for. The strength that we gathered, the people that helped us along the way, and the unwavering faith that we developed in ourselves.
We turn to our little gratitude list before this year ends. Once we remember all of them, we also remember that it was all worth it after all. Being grateful creates resilience out of us and provides us the strength we need to endure another year coming our way.
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What about you, friend? What are the things you are grateful for this 2020? I would love to know about it! Comment down below how 2020 made you feel, and how this year was for you.
Look back one last time before this year ends. 🙂
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