What a year! What. A. Year

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Well Yogis we made it! 2020 is in the rearview mirror at last.

I think it’s safe to say we have all had one hellova year. Many of you have been touched by the corona virus in one way or another, either you had it or someone close to you had it, some of you may have even lost a loved one to the virus. Some of you had tornado damage in the spring of 2020, with lots of property damage, some of you losing everything. Living with that trauma for many has been challenging. Some of us have faced economic hardships this year, some losing their jobs and others with smaller business having to close completely. It’s been a tough year, this is true. But here we are, on the other side, although we’re not out of the woods just yet, the virus is still out there, but at least there is a vaccine now,. There are still homes in E. Brainard area with blue tarps and blown out walls, but new roofs are being replaced and new homes are being built and evidence of the hardships of the shutdown are everywhere. Even my business, The Chattanooga Yoga center, has been hit hard but the challenges of this year, to the point where I went back into the world of finance. I took a part-time teller position at a credit union in October. I am very bless though that the business has been able to stay open, but with class sizes very limited and not many new private clients on the horizon I felt it necessary to supplement my income. I’m don’t mind taking a part-time job, I had worked the credit union industry for many years before opening the center and I love the work. And after a unexpected health issue came up in Oct, causing me to have major surgery over the holidays, I am ready to be on the other side of 2020.

But to be fair I think 2020, as a year, is getting a bum rap. I personally have had worse years, trust me. And I bet despite everything challenging that has happened you too can find a few things from 2020 that were blessings, that were bright spots in a year that tested us all.

So name a few of those blessing, post some of your brighter moments in the comments. Lets turn our reflections of dismal and depressing into rays of light that might help others see their way through the challenges. And then give some thought to how you can make 2021 even brighter. But hold on to that thought for the next blog post.

Happy 2021 my friends.

Om Shanti

Cheryl