This year is about to slip away at the stroke of midnight. In one second’s time 2020 will be gone, but it will be a year we will never forget. It will be taught in the history books of our grandchildren’s children. It will be studied to find ways to help us should another pandemic hit out of the blue.
But what have we learned? I know I’ve realized how easy I can become discontent. Ironic that my word for this year was “contentment”. I don’t think I’ve passed this one, but it has helped me understand my love of comfort more than I knew. Every comfort we enjoy has been tested and stretched to it’s breaking point. Even blogging has been difficult for lack of motivation.
So what do I have to share today as we look back on this year? Laughter, but not negating the seriousness of this pandemic. This is the way many first-responders handle the heavy weight they carry as they care for others in crisis. Laughter, they say, makes pain bearable.
I did a search for humorous quotes about 2020…
- “2020 is a unique Leap Year. It has 29 days in February, 300 days in March, and five years in April.” —Unknown
- “My life feels like a test I didn’t study for.” —Unknown
- “First time in history we can save the human race by laying in front of the TV and doing nothing. Let’s not screw this up.” —Unknown
- “So far, 2020 is like looking both ways before you cross the street then getting hit by an airplane.” —Unknown
- “Coronavirus has turned us all into dogs: We roam the house looking for food, we’re told ‘no’ if we get too close to strangers, and we get really excited about car rides and walks.” —Unknown
- “Can we uninstall 2020 and install it again? This version has a virus.” —Unknown
- “My wife and I play this fun game during quarantine. It’s called, ‘Why are you doing it that way?’ There are no winners.” —Eric Spiegelman
- “Uh-oh! 2020 is turning 2021 and will now be of legal drinking age.” – Unknown
- “I survived the great toilet paper scare of 2020!” – Unknown
Finally, plan some time with your sweetie talking about the good that’s happened in 2020.
For us–Our 9th grandchild was born, my Father-in-love moved from CA to FL to be near us, and best of all we still have each other. Even if the pandemic has magnified irritations, at least we have someone with whom to be irritated. Just because we have lots more time, it doesn’t mean we’re using it to the best of our marriage. End this year by being intentional to thank God and each other for the good you both enjoy.
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Happy New Year!
Ease was what we had expected,
ease and long draughts of the best,
and we in petulance rejected
that which God sent as a test
to measure faith stored in our hearts,
to measure trust we should have had
when all seemed to fall apart,
and all the news was breaking bad.
And we failed, to carp and whine,
to moan and gibber of our ills,
to weep for lost,expected times,
unknowing that all times are His.
We throw the past year in His face;
how can we, now, expect His grace?
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