Whew! It's here just in time. I don't know about you but I don't think I could have stood one more day of 2021. It's amazing how at the beginning of 2021 how enthusiatic we were for the upcoming year and by last night, if you are anything like me, you were saying, "Please! not one more day!".
Last year started out in a way that has forever changed our world and in a way that we could never have imagined. Many thought this crisis would surely be over by the summer while others felt it was not going to be a sprint but a marathon. In others, they felt we were going to be in this for a while. And even though they turned out to be more right than wrong we still lived and thrived. But of course there were those who did not.
We prayed for a miracle and got one. A vaccine was created in record time that would prevent the massive number of deaths that were occurring and we thought we had arrived. Then came the skepticism of the safety of the vaccine because it was created too fast. But we still lived and thrived. But of course, there were those who did not.
In spite of all that the pandemic had to offer we continued to live and thrive. We started businesses, got married, had babies, retired, and yes, near the end of the year we even started back traveling, despite the issues with vaccinations. But of course, there were those who did not.
Rules changed in the ways we lived, traveled, educated our children, and even how we worked. Yet we kept on living and thriving. But of course, there were those who did not.
However, around month seven or eight I noticed that I was not feeling myself. As most of you who know me know, I love and live my life to the fullest but was beginning to fall into what I call "a funk". There was no specific reason that I could put my finger on but I felt it there.
Isn't it wonderful that God knows exactly when we've had enough and then replenishes us just when we thought we could not last any longer? Around December 1 I begin to feel a shift in me. It was a shift of excitement. I was beginning to focus on who I am and what I want in this phase of my life and what it takes to get there. And I got really excited!! Yes, the TLG excitement! The kind of excitement that makes life so excitingly wonderful. So I went to God and had a little talk. I told Him that I was ready and He answered me on three different occasions through three different venues to make sure I understood it was Him giving me my confirmations. Because He knows what it takes for me to know it is Him.
By the time last night (December 31) got here I could hardly contain myself with the excitement of what 2022 has in store. It is time to Renew, Refocus and Re-energize! And this is how I'm beginning by saying goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with this message to my family and friends. Isn't it wonderful that God knows exactly when we've had enough and then replenishes us just when we thought we could not last another minute?
This is the beginning of our new year and I do know that for all of us it is time to Renew, Refocus and Re-energize!
Let me hear from you about your visions for 2022.