We’re at the end of another year and what a year it was. We saw a huge and much needed movement for social justice brought to the forefront, we experienced a heated and controversial presidential election, California lost millions of acres due to wild fires, and oh yeah, that COVID thing. Whew! I think just about everyone is ready for a new start and to get 2021 kicked off.
As I take stock of 2020, it’s easy to be pissed, angry, sad, lonely, and every other feeling there is. But as I look back on the year, I have so much to be thankful for. The past week I have taken inventory of all that I have and without this year, I’m not sure I’d appreciate all these things as much as I do today. It’s the little things that are now making a big impact.
I have amazing neighbors who have been by little man’s side and mine for the last two years. They check in, drop off meals, leave presents for birthdays and Christmas, and always have a smile and a big “Hi!” when we’re out walking.
I have immediate and extended family whom I adore, love, and would go to the moon for. The last few years have brought us closer and thankfully we’re all healthy today. There is nothing stronger than the Naughton spirit!
I have someone whom I adore that is out of the hospital today (literally today!) after 23 days of battling COVID. Today this is what I’m most thankful for!
I have an amazing little boy whom I’ve had the pleasure of raising the last two years. We had lots of bumps this year but fingers crossed all paperwork is signed and he’s an official Naughton by mid-summer 2021.
My friends have understood and accepted that we need to resort to texting and the occasional Zoom calls to catch up. I miss them but am even more thankful that I have them in my life.
I have a company that is about to start year #4! So much learning and growing the last few years and yes, even new clients during the pandemic. Thank you to all my clients past, current, and those who will be knocking on my door soon enough 🙂
I am thankful that granny and all the other grannies in my life are healthy, happy, and that they have each other for their weekly Zoom call.
And I am very thankful for all my friends and family who are front line workers…EMTs, police officers, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, funeral directors, teachers, school staff, grocery store workers, public transportation drivers, farmers, restaurant workers and owners, truck drivers, scientists, and everyone else who kept working despite COVID so that we can continue to remain safe, protected, educated, moving as needed, and having food on our table.
May 2021 bring us all joy, peace, health, and happiness. Slainte!
Dear Maeve ,
It so wonderful to hear from you . You have received a Christmas Miracle . Your little man is so blessed .
Happy New Year there are no words to express the wonder of Gods blessings.
Chris Boyle and Family