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I was watching one of my favorite programs—CBS Sunday Morning—last weekend and they did their annual review of people we had lost in 2020. Does anyone remember the late singer and Houston native Johnny Nash who died at 80 this year?
The commentator drew a comparison between this “dark year” and Nash’s #1 uplifting single “I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Is Gone.” He went on to share that the song reminded him that courage and kindness usually triumph in the end, even during tough times like we have had this past year.
The new year that we have all been waiting for approaches—2021!! Four more days after a year that seemed interminable.
As challenging as 2020 has been, is it just me, or is there more kindness and concern for others in the air even beyond the traditional holiday spirit?
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I know, after this 2020 experience unlike any other, that it isn’t just me feeling this renewed sense of kindness and caring through the act of giving.
More kindness and concern for others in the air?? A 2020 silver lining?? I definitely think so.
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CONNECTION GRATITUDE KINDNESS
GENEROSITY THANKFULNESS ALTRUISM
It has been quite a year full of a range of emotions and finding ways to survive a pandemic. We have all weathered these times in different ways, but not without introspection and heightened awareness of how these words may have transformed us post-COVID.
Just words? Ideals?
Not anymore for most of us. How much more INTEGRAL and POWERFUL
Take a moment to ponder each one. They are all interrelated. Acting on a few is likely to make the others more of a presence in our lives and contribute to us helping others even more. Such actions are key to our mental and physical health.
Will practicing these beliefs and ideals help you find more meaning and happiness during this pandemic?? Will giving more than ever make your holiday season and life even brighter?
On behalf of our listeners who need the only accessible broadcasts in the Pioneer Valley to stay connected and informed, we hope you will consider them as you make decisions about your end of year giving. We all now more acutely understand the detrimental impact that prolonged isolation and lack of meaningful connection with our loved ones, friends, and our community networks can have.
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With appreciation and sending you warm wishes for the holidays and 2021!!
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