that was the year that was
and hopefully it was a oncer
lucky for moi I live in God's Own/Godzone
aka New Zealand/Aotearoa
I am so grateful for this
Looking back over 2020, it has been a year that we could not have envisaged. Although - way back in the 1970s, there was a fantastic British tv show called "Survivors". So eerie, looking back at this.
So it opened with a man working in a laboratory, then hopping on a plane, and you guessed it - unknowingly carrying a virus, and consequently infecting the whole darn world. It spread like wildfire. And people everywhere died. A few survived, had to find other survivors, food, shelter - because they couldn't go into infected homes etc. No electricity, petrol, etc. Plus all of the people stuff around it. It was a real cliffhanger of a series, and wow - it later happened in real life, in 2020. In a different way.
Who would have thought?
Living here is so isolated now from the rest of the world. We are so lucky!! Of course, we have a fantastic Prime Minister and we all (well, most of us) took our first full lockdown seriously. Which really helped.
Below is something from our Maori culture which pretty much describes the attitude that our government and most people here, took. It's quite a famous saying here, and it does indeed emphasise one's values.
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata
So out of the covid scenario for moi:
- it really emphasised my priorities. The basis of which is in the above saying. Family, friends, and the family of man.
- I don't know what will happen in 2021, but I have been extra grateful and thankful this year. I'm quite sure that I'm not alone with this.
- I always knew that money was not my God, so to speak. I am even more so, now - money to me, is to be shared
- having said that, my income this year has been rather tragic, but at least I do have an income. Albiet rather small, but quite adequate.
- I established zoom yoga classes, which has been really enjoyable
- I have been forced to re--examine my daily life. Yet again. I do so want it to be more meaningful. I want my life to matter. Even if only to moi.
- I rejoined my Maori healing friends in a new clinic. I do love this mahi (work). It fills my heart, and I also love seeing how beneficial it is to our clients/guests
This was the year that was, for me. I'm sure that everyone has stories from this year. Hopefully many of these stories were good ones.