This Christmas holiday season closes off a year that focused heavily on reflection and purpose and for me as I know for many others, gratitude is a must. Here are some of the reasons that I am grateful for 2021.
I am grateful to be alive during a time where a microscopic organism is wiping out a significant portion of the world population.
I am grateful for family and the sense of belonging which is absolutely necessary for the human experience.
I am grateful for the strength of my circle of friends who also contribute to that sense of belonging because no man is an island.
I am grateful for the ability to partake in good coffee, good wine and good food…..because….obviously….
I am grateful for the lessons learnt and the support that abounded this year while being an educator teaching virtually (and then face-to-face) in a pandemic. Never will there be an experience like this again and never have I learnt more about my students as well as myself during such a time.
I am grateful for science and vaccines rather than there being none at all. Anywhooo….
I am grateful for the Christmas season in my neck of the woods, the warmth and the sentiment.
I am grateful for my online community, those who have virtually kept me company and shared in my life experiences via my writing and my posts, so if you read this then I am grateful for you!
So what about you? As you reflect on your year is there anything that you feel grateful for? Feel free to express it in my comment section below!