I want to make this new year as good as it can be. I don’t want to put my focus on what’s missing and what’s broken. I want to make some positive choices. I want to do my part to make things better. I want to let my light shine. I want to live in gratitude.
I read that the authors of the annual “World Happiness Report” wrote in March 2020, “The key to finding happiness during this time is not through social distancing but rather through distance socializing.” They said that maintaining ties with friends, colleagues, and family “is crucial.” Yes, indeed. So as tired as we might be of Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Meets, those options are crucial to our well-being. We connect in whatever ways we can—and remain thankful that we can do so.
The World Happiness Report authors are right: We need each other!
For now, I want to concentrate on letting my light shine—adding light to the world in whatever ways I can. I urge you to do the same. Shine as brightly as you’re able. And never, ever let other people mess with the dimmer switch on your light.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Sonia C. Solomonson.