Lessons Learned in 2020
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- Hard stuff comes when we aren’t ready for it, but that hard stuff doesn’t have to define or derail us.
- Family, and friends who are like family, show up when we need them-even before we realize that we need them.
- There is no room for pride in relationships; when we need help, we must learn to ask for and accept it humbly.
- Change is hard, no matter when it comes, but it causes us to examine areas that we often neglect.
- Prayers really are important, and as our family has been the focus of many prayers this year, I can tell you those prayer are powerful.
- Fear is a nasty manipulator who tries to convince us that isolation is best; we were never meant to do this life alone.
- Hugs don’t fix things, but they sure make us feel loved and cared for in the middle of total chaos.
- It’s okay to slow down, rest, and relax; but it’s not okay to grow sedentary, idle, and lazy.
- Helping others is a sure way to turn our focus from ourselves and our issues and realize that many others have it way worse than we do.
- It’s okay to chase our dreams; as a matter of fact, we will feel more whole and energized if we allow ourselves to dream.
- Depression is real and can impact anyone; admitting it, saying it out loud to someone and seeking help is imperative to our physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health.
- “No,” is a complete sentence with no need to explain or justify our reasoning or decision.
- Teaching ourselves to rest is imperative, because there will come a time when we are forced to rest and if we don’t know how, life can become miserable.
- The power of presence is one of the most important gifts we can give to those we love.
- When we are weak or when we are strong, God is the Rock we must build our lives upon in order to make it through; He alone is our strength.