As we enter the last month of this year, most of us are filled with mixed emotions about 2021 and what it has in store for us. How will businesses operate? Will the unemployment rate decrease? Will new opportunities open up for those in an unhappy environment? How long will we still have to wear the dreaded face masks? Will our loved ones be okay? Will the South African economy turn its head and work in our favour?
Are these the same concerns you had this time last year?
Perhaps yes to a few of the questions, however there was never a concern of the threat of a global pandemic looming above our head. With that being said, isn’t it amazing what we can create for our future selves not knowing what the future has in store for us.
There is something about all the little touches in the weeks before Christmas that builds up a delicious sense of anticipation. Even though it may be sweltering outside, who does not feel childishly excited at the sight of those festive little snowmen and red-clad Santa’s everywhere? One major difference is that in South Africa, Christmas is in the middle of summer. In fact, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and everything is alive. All that vitality comes to life through the festive mood of the people. The decorations, markets, carollers, and Christmas dinner (which in South Africa is more of an outdoor lunch) help you get into the Christmas spirit.
As we step into this next month and onwards into the new year, may we be mindful of those around us and their emotions during this time. May we spread cheer, helping hands, kind words and friendship! You never know what someone may be going through, always be kind.
May this Last month of 2020 bring you blessings, peace, love, and abundance