What happened to 2020 ... ? was included in an email from First Things First on 6/17/20.
Earlier this week I received an email from First Things First, an organization in Chattanooga dedicated to strengthening marriages and families. If you aren't familiar with all the resources available on their website you can check them out at www.FirstThings.org.
I was challenged by this thought from their opening paragraph: That maybe the reason the future looks blurry and confusing is because we are looking at it through the lenses of our past. See what you think ...
What happened to 2020 being the year of clear vision?
If you think back to the end of 2019 (feels like 3 years ago, right?), you might remember a lot of businesses and individuals claiming 2020 would be "the year for clear vision." And here we are, right in the middle of 2020, with overwhelmingly confusing and blurry vision.
But what if we've had the wrong glasses on the whole time? What if we took off the lenses of our past and allowed ourselves to focus on right now? We just might have a clearer vision than ever before.
2020 has been full of change. And change is never easy. If we're not careful, we can wind up in a blur without processing or taking in the change that's happening around us. But when we choose to practice our focus on the present, the future becomes clearer, too.
So here is your challenge: Do something today to strengthen your relationships in this moment. Call a friend. Hug a family member. Tell someone you love them. And then never lose focus of what matters right now.
First Things First, based in Chattanooga, TN is dedicated to helping others create happy, healthy, thriving relationships. Their website, www.FirstThings.org, contains expert resources that make your relationships grow stronger. Click Here for a variety of COVID-19 family resources from First Things First.