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A short holiday message reflecting on the year that shifted our lives in so many ways. May you find lots of presence this holiday season. Warmly, CAROLYN


Well, I think it’s safe to say that many of us, perhaps all of us are pretty darn happy that this year 2020 is coming to an end. Now, that being said, we have no idea what’s in store for 2021. But I like to always try and find a silver lining on any cloud.

And as I reflect upon the past year, there certainly been a few linings in my clouds amongst all this chaos and, and sadness and devastation that has really hit our whole world, not just our country. The silver linings in my family, have come around the fact that we have slowed down, that we don’t have to be in four different places at once. As a result, we’ve had more family dinners together this year, we’ve had more laughs I think we’ve had more conversations, we’re just not in a hurry to be somewhere where we aren’t in the moment.

So I’m very grateful for the presence, P, R, E, S, E, N, C, E, that have that has appeared in our life, or I’ll say reappeared, or actually, maybe I should say that we’ve slowed down to recognize. Obviously, the word presence has, you know, a connection for the holiday season. I think, you know, 2020, in my mind, has given me all the presence that I need. When I think of Christmas morning, our family celebrates Christmas and I think of Christmas morning and getting up and how exciting it used to be to see all those presents under the tree for that one day, and I look at 2020 and although the presents were not wrapped very nicely, they came they were perhaps really thrown upon us. But there really were some presents there for my family anyway to take.

As we close out 2020 and enter into a new year, when we have no idea what it’s going to look like. I hope that you are able to find some presence in some small way. I hope that you are able to slow down and reflect and really find intention for the year 2021. So from me, to you, I’m wishing you all the best this holiday season and here’s to a better year, next year.

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