As the Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight….

Copyright Sarah Davidson 2020

New Year’s Eve in my family means one thing: Board games until midnight! We spend the time laughing and enjoying friendly competition–and usually creating a few new inside jokes before the night ends.

As the clock ticks closer to midnight this year, I hope everyone is able to enjoy some form of fun. COVID-19 can’t keep us down! Be safe, but also embrace that a fresh start is only hours away.

But please also remember that the problems and stresses that came in 2020 won’t end simply because we’ve flipped the calendar.

The light is at the end of the tunnel, and together, we’ll reach it–but we still have some traveling to do.

Yet, as midnight gets closer, I hope we can all remember some of the good things that happened this year. I pray that everyone had some levity, some high moments, in the craziness that was 2020.

In the final hours of the year, let’s concentrate on those moments. Let’s know that struggles will continue–yes, that’s just realistic. Let’s acknowledge them, but not dwell on them.

Instead, let’s celebrate what made us happy.

Because, as Dumbledore said in the Prisoner of Azkaban movie: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

(I actually kind of can’t stand Dumbledore, but dang it! That’s a good quote!)

Let’s all spend today turning on the lights. I’ll start:

5 Happy Moments from 2020

(1) Spending lots of quiet time with my husband: watching movies, playing games, and simply being together and talking.

(2) Reading more books in one year than I ever have before! (Over 300!)

(3) Spending extra time with my family!

(4) Going on hikes!

(5) Decorating the house for Halloween and Christmas. (Also handing out socially-distanced candy for Trick-or-Treat. Yes, we were one of those houses with a candy chute.)

What were some of your happy moments? I’d love to hear them! Comment on here or on Facebook. Let’s turn on those lights in the darkness!

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