Last year was rough on us all but I’d rather not focus on the negative aspects of twenty-twenty.

I’d rather reflect on how it helped us all grow, learn, and expand our way of thinking. We have all learned to not take days for granted with people whom we cherish deeply. As it may be their last day in this world. We have all learned to slow down and tune out the humdrum of our daily lives. When the world shut down we learned again to appreciate the sunrise and full moon phases more now than ever before in our modern world. And we have all learned to help those who need it most. When people were struggling with housing and finances, others were there to cover a hotel room for a stranger or start a meal train for a family in need. These are acts of kindness that were no longer getting the recognization they deserved until two thousand and twenty. 

It took for the world to fall apart for us to come together. We all have our own political views and morals. I have seen and heard a lot of negativity spread throughout this world, but alongside the negativity, I have witnessed and read stories about the abundance and love, and positivity among mankind. This past year has taught me to recognize these acts of kindness for not everybody gets to experience them. 

You can view twenty-twenty as a year that destroyed us all between the isolation, job loss, homeschooling, and illness. Or you can choose to view it as a blessing that taught us all values most have lost over the years. How you choose to work with last year’s troubles will depict your ‘New Year New Me’ that I see so many people focusing on. 

You are what you focus on. You are what you say. You are what you think. You are what you act on. Let two-thousand and twenty-one be a continuation of the year that taught us all to love a little bit harder, slow down a little bit more, and show a little bit more compassion to complete strangers. Someone out there always has it a little bit harder than we do. As we all belong to the race of mankind, let us all stand tall together. We are all stronger together than we are apart. 

Hello, two-thousand and twenty-one. 

If you would like to radiate some more positivity in this world, please drop a comment below or shoot me a message on my personal Instagram @unbridledmama and tell me what you have seen or done for someone else in two-thousand and twenty.

Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin is a mama to three stunning daughters, a wife to her hunky husband, an experienced equestrian, and an Arizona native. She is also a certified doula and owner and founder of Unbridled Mama Doula Services. She resides in a very small town in Southeastern, Arizona. Her days consist of raising children, everything equine, reading/ writing, and balancing the fine line between motherhood and insanity. She appreciates nature, the smell of a satisfying rain, and the lovely sunsets the Arizona deserts have to offer. Her life is unbridled in every sense of the word and she wouldn't have it any other way! Follow her on Instagram at @unbridledmama.