As we pack up all the Christmas decorations, I am sad, yet I am excited for what 2023 will bring.
I look back on 2022, and remember the excitement and anticipation of “getting back to normal”, only to experience a volatile year full of unknowns and continued polarization of people. However, no matter the challenges that we face, there will always be hope. Hope for the future. Hope for people to reunite. Hope for kindness. Hope for new challenges, but also new opportunities.
As we all turn the page on 2022, don’t forget the good that this past year brought all of us. Don’t forget all your blessings. Remember the people you laughed with, cried with, and were able to hug. Remember the new friends you made, the old friends you reconnected with throughout the year, and the family who loves you.
There will always be challenges in our lives. There will always be volatile times. But remember without challenging times, we cannot appreciate the good ones. Don’t spend your time wishing for tomorrow. Be present today. Appreciate the sun coming up each morning, and having the opportunity to make someone smile.
As we put the final exclamation on 2022, I am thankful for my friends, my family, and all the people that have crossed my path. I am blessed beyond my imagination, and I am hopeful for the future.
As we look forward to 2023, I am excited to see where my journey takes me, and whose path I will cross.
Be safe. Be healthy. Be kind.