I thought it would be nice to spend the first few days of 2021 celebrating some of your personal favorite memories from 2020. Even among the many hardships we faced, there were so many bright spots and small special moments that kept us all going. Remember, any moments of happiness or comforts, any small accomplishments matter. You did not waste the year 2020. Be proud of what you have achieved, all you discovered, and how far you have come. See and celebrate the good.
This week, I invite you to take a few minutes to reflect on the year none of us will ever forget. Our team too will share a few of our favorite things. Please use the comment section to let us know what brought you happiness and joy in 2020.
• Favorite things you watched:
Pam: Queen’s Gambit
Kalise: Bad Mom’s Christmas
Bobbi: Star Wars (yes I know… FINALLY!)
Aly: All the Star Wars movies (for the millionth time)
• Favorite things you made/cooked:
Pam: My mom’s meatloaf.
Kalise: Freezer meals! Really, any. They make life and eating healthy SO much easier.
Bobbi: Found new Rice bowl recipes on Pinterest.
Aly: Thanksgiving dinner for two.
• Favorite discovery:
Pam: Podcasts! Specifically, Brené Brown
Kalise: The Peloton app
Bobbi: There’s a lot one can do to improve themselves during a pandemic.
Aly: Having no commute to work
• Favorite things you read:
Pam: Becoming Michelle by Michelle Obama
Kalise: Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Bobbi: SuperHuman, Think Like a Monk
Aly: 12 Major World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity’s Most Influential Faiths
• Favorite quotes:
Pam: “You’re on Mute.”
Kalise; Circle of Control
Bobbi: See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.
Aly: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
• Favorite quarantine purchases:
Pam: Bird feeders
Kalise: Standing Desk
Bobbi: A new house!
Aly: New office furniture.
• Favorite memory or bright spot:
Pam: Knowing that even during a world-wide pandemic there is no other person I’d rather spend my days with than my best friend and husband, Andrew. And, I will always need my mom.
Kalise: While others have struggled with the slower pace, I’ve loved it. I’ve also loved having my kids home for school. There are struggles FOR SURE, AND… I know I’ll look back at this time and be happy with the time I’ve been able to really spend with my children and partner and feel proud of what I was able to make of a tough time.
Bobbi: Don’t wait! We got started right away in January and did so many fun things before everything was locked down. We had lots to reminisce about the rest of the year.
Aly: Same as Pam but with my husband and best friend, Matt.