Looking back at 2020, I admit we have had it pretty rough. It’s been anything but normal for us. When I turned 25 this year I swore it would be the best year of my life. My favourite number is 25, so I always said that year would be a year I wouldn’t forget. And I wasn’t wrong, but its unforgettable for all of the wrong reasons.
Theres something about the end of the year that makes you look back and really be grateful for all of the experiences you had that year. And 2020 has for sure been full of experiences. I don’t want to just look back at 2020 and see all of the bad that we’ve gone through. I want to acknowledge the bad for what it is but focus on the good.
Which is why today I thought it would be good to share twenty things I’m thankful for in 2020.
This year has brought so many new experiences for me. I am grateful to have got a new job at my work place which has enabled me to learn about a new part of the business and learn new skills.
QUALITY FAMILY TIME
Without the pandemic there would never have normally been a time that allowed me and my family to really spend quality time with one another. I’m so grateful for the time it allowed us to make new memories.
TIME TO BE STILL
When would we have normally been able to skip the commute time to spend more time to rest? It would have been unheard of. The time to be still has been something I will cherish and remember about 2020.
OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE MONEY
Due to the pandemic and shops and businesses being closed, I have been able to save money unlike any other time. It really made me realise how we often spend so much money on unnecessary things.
NEW LIFE FOCUS
Before Covid I was always worried and anxious about so many things, and this time has really helped me put into perspective what’s important to me.
2020 is the year that I brought my blog back to life. I am so grateful for the distraction it has been and the outlet I have been provided to be able to share my thoughts with the world.
NEW FAMILY MEMBERS
This year we have welcomed new family members from friends and my family. New life is so special and something that should always be celebrated.
I have never taken my good health for granted before however, this year I have been reminded how blessed I am to be healthy and okay. We have heard and been affected differently by the hundreds of thousands of deaths that have happened this year, and I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must be if you have lost loved ones. And thats why I don’t ever take my good health for granted. We are so blessed to be fit and healthy.
THE BAD TIMES
As I said in my intro, I am the person to acknowledge the bad times for what they are. I know bad times suck, but sometimes we need them to appreciate what good we have in our lives.
I love the home I’m in. I am really appreciative for a comfortable, safe space that I get to call home. Especially through the cold winter months, I’m grateful for the place where I live.
2020 brought new friendships, which I really wasn’t expecting! I have made so many lovely friends through blogging!
I think we can all say we are grateful for technology this year. Without it I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with international family and friends. Zoom quizzes would never have happened either! And of course I would never have been able to bring my blog back.
FRONT LINE WORKERS
Thank you to those who have continued to risk their lives everyday battling this pandemic. They are the real heroes.
2020 helped me find true contentment in who I am as a person. I have really found myself and who I am through this pandemic. And I don’t think I would have without this weird year we have had.
I am always thankful for my dog obviously, but because I have been at home so much more its meant I’ve been able to spend more time with her. She’s really old now, so any time I get to spend with my little fluff bowl is a blessing to me.
GOOD MENTAL HEALTH
I’m so very thankful that my mental health has been okay throughout this pandemic. There of course have been times where it has declined, but I’ve always had the love and support I need to bring me back up.
THE POSTAL SYSTEM
I know postal workers have had to work super duper hard, even more than normal this year. I’ve been able to send care packages and letters to the people I love because of the postal system!
NEVER RUNNING OUT OF TOILET ROLL
This is a joke but still very true. Remember at the beginning of the pandemic when everyone was stock piling toilet roll? What was all that about. I am for sure thankful we didn’t ever run out!
This summer in the UK we had the most glorious weather, and even though I sweated alot, I am really grateful for the nice weather we had. It really helped keep our spirits up during the first lockdown we had.
2020 has reminded me how loved I am and how much I love those in my life. I want to leave this world one day being known as the women who loved with her whole heart. Love can take us places, it can heal people and bring peace to the world. And I think thats what we need.
Can you name some things you are grateful for in 2020?
What are some things that have stood out for you this year?
What a great way to end the year. Reminding ourselves of the good that has happened this year. it really puts things into perspective don’t you think?