Peace Out 2020
This year every single one of us was put to the test. It is difficult to recall the early months of 2020 when the entire world fell into the darkness of unknowns and to consider those lost and those we continue to lose.
As we say goodbye to 2020, it is a good time to reflect on lessons we may have learned. Naturally, humans tend to under-appreciate what comes easily. Most of us never had to worry about gathering toilet paper, toothpaste, diapers, or baby formula. If we needed something, all we had to do was go to a store and get it, or press a few tabs on a keyboard. If we wanted to grab a cup of coffee with a friend or two, we could, without even thinking about it.
Be the Change
Humans are odd creatures indeed. Rationally we know none of us will live forever, and that in any moment life could change, and yet, we still behave, for the most part, like our time will never come to an end, or that someone we love will never fade away. And then, one day, we are roughly reminded of how precious and fragile every breath of life truly is.
Lessons Learned in 2020
If I have learned anything this year, it is to stay humble, grateful, patient, objective, mindful, and far away from any line that is void of many shades of grey. Polarities polarize and if this year has taught me anything, it has affirmed deeply just how much humans need to find ways to live in harmony and community, loving and protecting one another, rather than finding ways to tear one another apart. Change must start somewhere, and as we all know, change only happens when someone decides to make a change.
We Need One Another
We need one another to wear masks, wash our hands, and to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. We need to be more appreciative of those we often overlook, like those who stock shelves at our local food stores, and those who drive endlessly to ensure merchandise is delivered to where it needs to be. And our first responders, health care workers, doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, and those who made it their business to make other people's needs THEIR business, including those who clear our roads, remove OUR garbage, maintain electrical lines, manufacture masks, gloves, and our taxi and Uber drivers too, these people are rarely understood as the foundations of our communities but they should be.
We are Brothers and Sisters Afterall
We must continue to support our local businesses who employ us, feed us, and who make our communities stronger. We must do what we can to shop locally and to ensure our local businesses have a reason to stay in our community. These business owners employ us, feed our families, and are there for us in ways most of us have taken for granted.
Kindness Over Malice
As we say Peace out to 2020, may we all take a moment to LOVE deeply, as we usher out the old and ring in what will hopefully be a Year of Humility, Gratitude, and Appreciation for things once so easily taken for granted.
Deep sigh everybody...we are in this together...and remember, nothing, not even you or me will last forever...May we all learn to choose kindness over malice in the year ahead.
Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach, bestselling author, and YouTube Vlogger specializing in codependency and narcissistic abuse recovery. She is also one of the most listened to meditation teachers on the world’s largest meditation app Insight Timer. Lisa creates real-life tools to help people evolve past their traumas so they can live in peace, achieve success, and create harmony in their lives regardless of painful past events. Her 12 Week Breakthrough Coaching Program has helped thousands of people learn to regulate their emotions, heal from painful pasts, including negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs. Adult children of alcoholics and those raised by narcissistic parents are learning to find their way back to the love they were denied as children through Lisa’s transformational work.
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