Farewell to 2020

Updated: Jan 7

Some would say "good riddance" to this pandemic year of 2020. I'm settling for "farewell."

In many ways we're all ready to bring this crazy year to a close, hoping for a brighter year in 2021. I think it's helpful to reflect on what we've learned during this rather unique year.

My "word for the year" was OPEN. In a year in which our country literally SHUT DOWN and had a widespread closure of businesses and schools, the irony of my chosen word was not lost on me!

Remember back at the beginning of 2020? It seemed to break open with possibilities as we nudged into a new decade, twinkling with 20/20 vision.

My focus was on having OPEN EYES, an OPEN MIND, an OPEN HEART, and an OPEN DOOR.

In the brisk early days of January 2020, I sought out scriptures related to being OPEN in a variety of ways. I explored the various flavors of openness - - - being accessible, clear, uncovered, spacious, unblocked, etc. Many of these resonated deeply with me at the time as I was experiencing closure on the first year of grieving my Mom. Having trudged through all of the first anniversaries of loss, I was ready to shed some of the heaviness in my spirit and prepare to be more open and