2020 was a lot. A lot of discomfort, change, loss, pain, challenges and the unexpected for so many. It was a lot.
Throughout #2020, I’ve learned a lot too:
⁃ A lot of people had struggles and experienced loss this year. I learned that even when I don’t know how to comfort someone or the right words to say, #praying is something I can always do. It is something we all can do. #alldayeveryday #everydayfaith
⁃ I learned that I #love and miss hugs more than I thought. (Guess I am a hugger at #heart.)
⁃ I learned that #healing is possible. I saw miraculous healing and protection this year in family and even in myself. I saw the #powerofprayer !
⁃ I learned that waiting is not time wasted. Instead, it is time to grow. (I learned #patience is still an area I’m working on.)
⁃ While on the growth topic, I learned that we limit ourselves when we stay inside our comfort zones. Growth often happens in the discomfort.
⁃ I learned different ways to connect through virtual teaching. I learned different programs, techniques and platforms to use. I learned a lot of technology that I otherwise would never have learned! (My eyes may argue that it is too much #technology though.)
⁃ I learned how to connect with loved ones on a different level and also that it is okay to need space and quiet time too.
⁃ After 15 plus years, I learned to not be addicted to #running and that stretching and core is so important too. I learned to not be reliant on working out (even if it took a knee injury to get me there.) @ thanks for helping with your great videos and workouts too. And for helping me think outside the box.
⁃ I learned that when a dream is on your heart and won’t go away, chances are- it’s waiting for you.
⁃ I learned that even a baby step is a step. Each step is important to the process even if it involves some backward steps too.
⁃ I learned to appreciate quiet moments, and the loud ones. I learned to appreciate the small moments and the big. And that sometimes the quiet, small moments turn out to be the greatest.
⁃ I learned how to #selfpublish a #book! Thanks to @ helping me through. #illustrator #talent
(❤️ This book is now available on Amazon here: Book 1: How to Be Kind
⁃ I learned to lean in more and #trust #God!
⁃ I learned that while our world and country needs a lot of work still, I learned that there are really a lot of #good and good people all around.
⁃ I learned that while I still have a lot of work I need to do, I can do my part here and now (just like everyone can)… despite the mess… despite the imperfections.
So 2021, I pray you bring blessings, laughter, health and love to everyone. I pray and believe for God’s hope and joy !!! I pray and believe. ❤️❤️❤️
#dreambig #hope #bethegood
#howtobekind #childrensbook #bookone #series
#speakup #bekind #faith #christianity #children #kids #parenthood #motherhood #authors #authorsofinstagram #writers #author #writersofinstagram #books #writer #bookstagram #writing #writingcommunity #writerscommunity #reading #book #write
(My top 9 pics were totally cut off but I decided to let it go… to let it be… and to embrace the #beauty in the #imperfections instead !