“a thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue
but the parent of all the other virtues“
As we come to the end of a year that has been a grab bag of obstacles, a year where we faced unexpected and unprecedented challenges, it is easy to succumb to fear and focus on the negativity of what occurred. But as we say good bye to 2020, we are choosing to pause and focus on the good we witnessed. Daily, we saw / heard stories of:
STRENGTH, PERSEVERANCE, COURAGE and LOVE that inspired and touched us
KINDNESS, GENEROSITY and the VERY BEST of HUMANITY as we checked in on neighbors and helped those who were struggling
LAUGHTER that filled kitchens and playrooms as recipe and dance experiments were attempted, yielding a variety of results but created lasting memories
2020 reminded us of what and who is important in our lives. It reminded us that good still wins and blessings still abound. And it reminded us to cherish moments and be grateful for the simple things that touch our lives.
Today, we encourage you to continue to choose gratitude and infuse the light of hope into the lives of your families, friends, neighbors and strangers around you.
Today we encourage you to boldly, bravely chart a new course forward into 2021.
And today, we wish you a year filled with health, beautiful sunrises that remind you of the promises of the new day and a million moments that touch your soul and warm your heart.