Friday, July 31, 2020

We're Being Changed

I saw this quote and it spoke right to me about 2020:

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
 –Thomas Edison

How many times have you seen and heard from someone else, or said it yourself, how absolutely trash this year has been? I know I've participated in that conversation! 🙋‍♀️ You can be sure I did my fair share of whining and complaining, especially when home became school and I became the teacher. I was a miserable case. Ask my husband and kids. No, don't do that. 🙈

And it's just been one thing after another since. With the virus, the politics, the opinions, the MEDIA. Plus, having to decide what to do for school this year...

I don't know which thread to follow anymore and I kinda just wanna dump 2020.

But listen, friends. We can do this.
Even if 2020 hasn't gone the way we planned, we'll get through it. How many other years have we made it through when things didn't go as planned? The answer is all of them. 

We we made it through them. If we hadn't, we wouldn't have made it here... to the sh*tshow. 🎪😂
(sorry for the language but I know you get it.)

Here's the thing...
Every passing year is important.
Every passing year serves a purpose.
Even 2020.

Every season stretches us and challenges us.
Every season helps us grow.
Even 2020.

This year is not useless. It's doing something. It's waking things up and stirring people. It's stretching us and helping us grow. It's making us stronger, even if we won't notice the new muscles for awhile.

Don't spend the remainder of the year fixated on all the things that have gone wrong.
Don't fall into the trap of thinking nothing good can come out of this.

Stay focused on doing what is right in front of you, to the best of your ability.
Pray about whatever is on your plate.
Help people when you can and accept help when it's given.
Keep stretching and pushing through.

2020 is not useless.
It's just changing us.

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