A Christmas reflection: I finally get it!
Although 2020 has been an unpredictable year, filled with sheltering-in-place and canceling plans, Christmas is the perfect time to reflect on what matters most, the true meaning of the season.
Taryn Bernabe, West Side account executive for Island Heritage, shared her Christmas reflection with the community.
“While there is no magic wand solution to celebrate our cherished holiday observances during the pandemic, if we embrace it, we can still have a beautiful holiday season while we are implementing safety,” said Bernabe.
“Even in this pandemic world, there are simple things to remember and ponder on — things that belong to all of us, all of the time. That being said, one day, while gazing at the ocean, I finally got it!”
I get it — I finally get it!
It’s about loving life and wanting to be here.
It’s about living for every moment.
It’s about finding beauty in everything around you.
It’s about more than dreaming — it’s about creating the most meaning one can in a crazy world filled with distractions.
It’s about sharing all this greatness with other people.
It’s about finding appreciation in everyone and everything — it’s about creating yourself and then being true to that self.
It’s all about being true to life and living through it with the “purest intentions.”
It’s about loving the reflection on the ocean.
It’s about the appreciation for a single flower and the limited time but endless beauty it holds.
It’s about knowing that it is always about something much larger and grander.
It’s about remembering the innocence a life so simple can hold — it’s about knowing there’s always more to do, and more that can be done.
It’s about striving for the remarkable — it’s about touching someone else.
It’s about how every sunset is never the same.
It’s about the ache you feel and the tears that fall.
At the moments when any of these things are realized.