We are both grateful for 2020. Our multi-generational home has functioned at its highest purpose and we have kept mom healthy and in good spirits. She especially enjoyed outdoor visits with family members during the warmer months. Plus, with five of us in the house, we are better able to turn a football game, or a holiday, into a festive event.
Our 7 month-old golden boy, Finnegan, is a great gift of 2020. Having a puppy filled with joyful exuberance keeps us entertained and playful. Plus, we have to stay focused to ensure he gets the proper guidance as he grows older, and bigger. He's quite an affectionate guy too, and provides us with a lot of relaxing comfort.
Another unexpected gift from 2020 is my youngest son and his family, including three grandchildren, moving back to the Portland (Oregon) area. Since many large companies are choosing to structure office environments differently, he is able to work from home. While we enjoyed visiting them in San Francisco, it is so great to have them within an hour drive.
2020 has also been a year of deep reflection. We think people's character has been on full display and it's been eye-opening. Observing the different priorities and paths people choose can often help us better define our own direction. We are grateful for the reveal.
This year has also reinforced our belief that when we have each other, we have everything. There's great joy in cooking and gardening together, working side-by-side on projects, and discussing the world through one another's eyes. This much we know for certain, together, we can weather any storm. And, 2020 has certainly been one heck of a storm.
Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS for the Thankful Challenge for November 2020.