2020 has been a tough year. Both personally and globally.
We came into this year thinking it was going to be our best one yet. We were going to make major changes and reach all the goals we set for ourselves. And with just as much conviction, it said, "Here, hold my beer."
Sure, there have been good moments, moments that have shone brightly. But for the most part, this year has given us some doozies.
So many things have happened. We've scratched our heads wondering what in the heck we were witnessing. How could this possibly be the world we're living in? I know I have.
I mean...we were all in disbelief when Kobe Bryant died. I was waiting to hear that it was just another hoax, because let's be real...how many times does something get posted on FB that ends up being an untruth? So it was a huge shock when it turned out to be true.
Then we hear about this insane virus on the other side of the world that is a huge threat and is coming our way. Then it's here and boom, we're all in a forced lockdown. In my whole life, I've never experienced something like that. Ever.
Nothing is open. Stay home. Wear masks if you go out. If you don't live with them, don't see them. Be cautious touching anything or being around sick people. It's spreading rapidly. Wash your hands. Wash everything coming into your house. Get undressed outside.
And then murder hornets. I mean, where did that even originate? Or was it just something we posted to be funny? Like how July is supposed to bring the aliens. I can't even keep up anymore.
In the midst of all of that, I had a miscarriage at 16 weeks. One that came as a total surprise, considering we'd made it through the first trimester and everything was going well. But, like everything else that has happened this year, God had other plans.
And now, on top of everything else, we are in a huge divide in our country. Tensions are high. We're being hateful to one another, rioting, looting, setting businesses and homes on fire.
I get the intent behind the protests, because yes, change is necessary and needed. But when it turns from peaceful protesting to violent riots and looting, it becomes a problem. We can't turn on each other. Not everyone is the problem. Yes, there are a few bad apples and yes, we need to hold them responsible. But killing one another, pin pointing police officers, regardless of whether they are "good" or "bad," shouldn't be the answer.
This world is so full of hate right now. You can't even post something positive on your social media without someone twisting it around and arguing over it. Why are we turning on one another? Why are we being so hateful to one another?
I don't think I'll ever understand it. The turning on one another, I mean. Yes, I understand the underlying issue and why there needs to be change. But how do we change anything if all we're doing is being hateful to one another?
Y'all...be kind to one another. It really is as simple as that. Let's be kind to one another. Let's support what's happening in this world. Let's support one another. Let's rally behind one another.
I don't know what's going to happen next. I don't know if or how change will happen. But hating one another...rioting...looting...setting fire to people's places of business and their homes...that isn't the answer. It can't be.
I hope y'all have a good week. That you stay safe. And that you stay kind.
With love and wellness,