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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Closing Thoughts As We Bid Farewell to 2021...

2020-2021. It’s a time frame that will live on in infamy for its devastating toll and the impact it had on our day to day functioning. It took us off guard. It put us off balance. 

It placed us in a state of pandemonium from which we have yet to recover.

Covid-19 evolved like an episode straight out of the Twilight Zone. All of which has left many of us feeling anxious and uncertain.

According to WWW.KFF.ORG: “During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder.”   

But here’s the good news: “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”

Amid these dark days and challenging circumstances, it’s important to remember this: the sun still rises.  

Now, more than ever before, it has become crucial to maintain a positive mindset, count our blessings, and live our best lives. If nothing else, the arrival of the pandemic has forced us to face a sobering reality: tomorrow is not promised. 

We each should be mindful to make the most of each day and to re-assess our priorities, as we move forward.

As we close out this year, I would like to thank each of you for your readership, support, creative gifts and ongoing connection. Let us continue to spread love and light. To honor our gifts. To pray. To persevere.

Have a happy and safe holiday season! Celebrate responsibly. 

See you again on or around January 15, 2022 (God willing).



Trees-Photo Credit: 
Randy Richardson

* The Sun Still Rises Collection 



  1. Thank you Jen, for this post that lends encouragement and perspective. While the ground may have shifted in so many ways, our feet can stay steadily rooted in our Creator, good friends, and a positive outlook.

    Appreciate your steady, uplifting, and informative presence here for us all. May God continue to bless and keep you. Sending love and hugs your way. Happy New Year! :)

  2. Karen,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. You are a rare find and a bright beacon of light indeed. Keep shining. :-)

  3. Your inspirational post is hopeful and a reminder to spread love and light. I appreciate you!

  4. Lin,
    Your appreciation is truly appreciated. Let's brighten the world with positivity and light in 2022! Let's write to unite.