At the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, the month of January is often a time to reflect on the year past and look towards the coming months. 2020 was certainly a year many will want to forget but I always try to see the silver lining and focus on the good that can come out of an otherwise bleak situation. 2020 for me was the start of a new job and the beginning of this little eco blog adventure.
At the start of this new year, we find ourselves restricted on our daily lives again having gone into a third national lockdown and schools closed to most pupils. Although working at school as a key worker means my children are still going in for some of the time it is an extra busy time at work, I have a lot of respect for all of the teachers out there! 2021 doesn’t seem to have got off to a better start than 2020 so far! However, it is a year that has much promise with the roll out of vaccinations to see us through the other side of this pandemic. There is a light even though it might seem far off at the moment!
This post is a little idea that is a gift to ourselves to keep us focusing on the good. Take an empty jam jar, every time something good happens this year, or you find something that makes your heart sing (even a little) then make a note of the date and write down on a piece of paper or post-it note. Fill the jar with notes about the beautiful little thing throughout this year. At the end of the 2021 by which point we hope this virus will be less restrictive on our lives, and tiers will only belong only on wedding cakes again, take the jar and read out all the little notes of goodness and be thankful in all circumstances.