Adios and Amen...


I know that the last day of this crazy year is finally here and tonight is the eve of the New Year… but it just doesn’t feel like it. I mean, other than the date, it just doesn’t feel like tomorrow is really going to be much different than today.  Maybe that’s because 2020 has so totally reshaped our thinking and expectations. That said, maybe our resolutions for 2021 should be a little less focused on stuff like losing weight (for instance) and more on our overall well-being; maybe a little less on achievement (for instance) and more on being content; and maybe a little less goal oriented (for instance) and more on just being open to great possibilities. After 2020, let’s be happy just to be ourselves in 2021. Let’s be grateful for good health and thankful that we’ve made it to another New Year’s Eve. And let’s resolve to use the lessons learned in 2020 to help us find joy, laughter and possibilities in 2021. And even though we all would like to forget 2020, let’s remember that we were able to adapt all year to the unexpected and unimaginable circumstances that befell us on our way to this New Year’s Eve. Feel good about that as you get ready to say goodbye to 2020 and proclaim your 2021’s resolutions today.

 

Mary Anne Radmacher is a writer, an artist, and conducts workshops on living a full, creative, and balanced life