As we say goodbye to 2020 lets us remember the special memories we shared throughout the year. For many of us there were some really tough times but as Daddy used to say it is during the tough times you find can always find something to be thankful . This year was a year of change for our family as it was for so many. It was a time to stop and realize all we have to be grateful , sometimes it meant saying "see you later" to someone or something we loved, a time of new beginnings.
We had to say "see you later" to our beloved buddy, bestfriend, and faithful companion our Teddy, a golden retriever mix. Teddy gave us so many memories and one that impacted me the most was no matter what never give up. For you see, Teddy never judged anyone only freely sharing his love. Which is a lesson we all should learn that we are all created uniquely and that is what makes us who we are and with the different gifts we have been blessed with to share with others.
It was a year of new beginnings, if things had not happened as they had then my life long dream of starting a business would never happened. So for that I am so very grateful to have the opportunity to share my God given talents and skills to create ways to help others to capture their special memories.
Lastly it helped to rekindle long lost relationships with a family. Though we never really fully understand how much our lives impact others it is nice to see it come full circle. For this year my husband was able to reconnect with some family that he had not seen in over thirty years! The neatest part was their willingness to seek him out and connect with us. What a memory to see that reuniting and to know we now can build new memories with them!
So the next time you feel the need to complain about the situation around you please take a moment and not reflect on what is gone but on all that you have been blessed with in your life. Sometimes we have to dig deep but trust me as I learned if I had not known it before that just stopping listening and paying attention to those around us we can have an impact. It is easy to say "be kind" but the truth is it takes hard work to put others a head of ourselves. I leave you with this thought, Make everyday a memory something that you can cherish as you maybe the smile that can change someone's world.
I close this with remember there is no better way to share a memory than with that special uniquely created gift. Looking forward to a year full of great things happening for each and everyone of you!