reflections of 2020

Reflections of 2020

Today we close the door on 2020. A chapter for the history books for sure.

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2020 was a year like no other but there was some goodness that came from all the turbulence and turmoil. 

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I witnessed it first hand at the small home & garden shoppe I work at in our home town. People came out in droves to support local. 

A farewell tablescape 3People focused inwardly on their homes and family.  

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Families ate together at the dinner table and shared stories instead of rushing off to the next activity, practice, or whatever it might have been that monopolized our time. 

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People fixed up their home’s since they were spending more time at home. So many home projects!  Inside and outside.

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Folks slowed down and enjoyed simple pleasures in life.  There was cooking and baking and painting and creating and remodeling and more at home.

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I see many of these things continuing in 2021 and I am looking forward to the future.

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Although I was not able to see many members of my extended family this year, I do appreciate the extra time I was able to capture with my immediate family.  And I will relish these close {sometimes too close 🙂} moments forever.

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I know there was much sadness for so many in 2020 and I am hopeful 2021 brings with it a vivid new light to guide us into a bright new future.

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Wishing everyone a hopeful, healthy and happy new year!

A christmas mantel 11“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.”

~T.S. Eliot~

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  1. I confess that I have enjoyed my time at home this past year. I slowed down, worked on my home life, cooked, baked, and enjoyed a slow life. A valuable lesson, I think. Thank you for linking up and be well.

  2. Jenn Dynys says:

    I am all for looking at the positive as well! Hoping you have a wonderful New Year! Thank you as always for sharing with us at Embracing Home and Family!

  3. Happy New Year Michelle. Yes spending more time at home is a good thing in my opinion. Just sad to not be able to share it with as many people as I would like. Thanks for hosting every week. XO- MJ

  4. Thanks Jenn! I hope you enjoyed your time off and Happy New Year! XO- MJ

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