It was nice knowing you.
But I think it’s time for you to go now.
Don’t get me wrong.
I learned a lot from you.
And I’m surprisingly grateful.
You were a very difficult, yet wise, teacher.
Because of you, I learned the simple things in life are the most important.
Like staying connected to my family and friends.
To Mother Nature.
And my own inner wisdom.
Because of you, I got crystal clear about the gifts I’m meant to share with the world.
And that it’s time for me to share them.
No more hiding. Or holding back.
No more playing small.
Because of you, I learned to slow down.
To look up at the sky.
And watch the clouds float by.
To listen to the birds singing in the trees.
To feel the sun on my face.
I learned to be more patient and kind.
So thank you 2020.
I don’t think I could’ve learned as much as I did.
Or so quickly.
But hey, if I’m being honest here, your tough love approach was a bit too harsh at times.
It would’ve been nice if you’d eased up.
Just a bit.
I’m sure you had your reasons though.
A big wake up call for us perhaps?
To live our lives more authentically?
To let go of the stuff that doesn’t matter?
And to value and cherish what does?
To treat ourselves, others, and this beautiful planet with more kindness and compassion?
I get it.
That’s big stuff.
But I think your message has been received.
We can take it from here.
It’s time for you to say your final good-byes.
And for us to welcome in 2021…
Your more gentle replacement (fingers crossed).
So I say this now to you with lots of love, 2020.
Take care. I won’t forget you.