2020 was certainly challenging, but I will never be able to say that it sucked, because God gave me the greatest joy and love I have ever known--my son. Even when my faith has been tested, the literal bundle of joy I hold in my arms every day keeps me grounded and motivated, provides me perspective, and is teaching me a lot of patience. As I reflect on this past year, there is one thing I have been thinking about that I haven't yet addressed in this blog, and that is my privileges. The reason I thought to close out this year reflecting on this, is because it reminds me of how much I have to be grateful for, which in turn is also how much I owe to those around me, my community, and my overall contribution to the society I one day want to leave behind.
It's not always easy to recognize some of our privileges, and some may even be a tough pill to swallow. But every privilege we have is power to do good. So here are a few of the privileges I have been reflecting on and am grateful for.
2020 has tested many of us, and brought a lot of pain. I hope that each of you is taking time to heal, to take care of your health (mental, physical, and emotional), that you stay connected with people even if virtually, and that you find and create joy through all types of weather.
And hopefully this time next year we'll be able to hug each other again.