Three Ways to End the Year on a Positive Note
We have all faced unprecedented challenges this year. By working together (while staying apart), we have learned that Canadians’ resilience and teamwork are as strong as ever. 2020 has been such an unusual year that it is important to make a special effort to look back at what we’ve learned as we come to its close.
Here are three ways to help end 2020 on a positive note:
- With Gratitude
Not only have Canadians rallied through a challenging year, but we have also seen our front-line and essential workers excel in challenging conditions to keep us safe, our schools found creative ways to engage with students, neighbours stepped up for one another, and strangers helped each other out. Let’s end this year with what went right in the world – let’s be thankful for the things we often take for granted.
- With Hope
There is a lot of uncertainty about the future and what it will mean for us socially, economically, physically, and mentally. It seems reasonable to worry – but we have also been encouraged by the resilience, neighbourliness, and good humour of Canadians. Let’s look at 2021 as an opportunity to keep doing amazing things – differently than what has been done in the past, but amazing nonetheless.
- With Each Other
In some ways, it has been harder to make and maintain connections this year – “social distancing” has certainly lived up to its name. We have all made special efforts to stay connected with friends, loved ones, and colleagues through video conference, chat, phone, and email. We are leaning on each other to help us through challenging times and have appreciated how these odd circumstances have made us slow down to truly connect.
As we look back on this past year and welcome the next, let’s focus on bringing in this new year with kindness, gratefulness, and positive thoughts.