by Skip Cohen
It's anything but a typical Sunday morning, but the last Sunday morning of 2021. And, despite my never-ending optimism every day, it's been the toughest year I can remember. From in and out and back in with the pandemic, to a long list of personal challenges, it was simply a tough year. At the same time, there's a new one right around the corner.
The hardest part of today's post was wandering through Adobe Stock to find an image representing what I'm feeling. I chose an old hourglass because I feel like I'm watching so many different things come to an end, and while most of them I'm happy will soon be in my rearview mirror, there's still a certain sadness for what might be left behind.
So, as my last Sunday Morning Reflections post for the year, there are no words to describe how much I appreciate all your support. I'm looking forward to an amazing 2022, and while it'll have plenty of challenges, there's so much that we're in together. And we're all really part of something much bigger, as this message from The Story People reminded me.
Wishing everyone a terrific day ahead and time this week to kick back a little, appreciate the journey over the last year, but most important of all, look ahead at the new year. Always go for those eleven-second hugs with the people most important to you. They're the ones who are always there when you need them most.
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