• Michael Dahdal

To 2020: Thank You and Good Riddance



I try to see the blessings in everything, I really do.


But to be honest, this year (2020) can’t end quick enough.


It’s perhaps been the single worst year of my life,


It’s certainly been the most challenging.


I found myself angry a lot,


Angry at myself and angry at the world.


And I’ve spent so much time looking for the source of that anger


Until I realised


That my anger wasn’t fuelled by hate


It was ironically fuelled by Love


And I found myself angriest at those I Love most.


Why?


Because I still believe so strongly that we can all do better


I certainly expect more of myself


But I also find myself expecting more of the world and more of those around me.


It's perhaps not fair and sets me up for inevitable disappointment,


But I can't help it.


It's built into my DNA, perhaps a blessing, perhaps a curse.


Despite everything the world has thrown at us this year, despite all the challenges


And all the disappointments


I'm still crazy enough to believe.


I still believe that we can all be better and do better


And failure only exists when we give up on God, on others and on ourselves.


I still believe there is beauty and inherent goodness in people and things


And above all, I still believe in Love, real Love.


This year I learned that the world can be a harsh and brutal place


I’ve learned that things are transient,


I learned not to take people or things for granted, because things can change in an instant


And it can all be taken away.


I learned that fear rules the world


And that Love, real Love, the eternal selfless kind is very very rare.


But I also learned, that it doesn't have to be this way


And that some things, are indeed eternal.


That forever can be a thing and we choose to limit ourselves by what this world tells us.


I was also forced to learn patience this year,


But became equally restless, because I learned again that time is of the essence


I learned that every moment counts


And every word counts

.

And although there were many lessons learned, I still have the sense that this year in particular, I lost much more than I gained.


And I still carry with me many regrets.


But despite everything I lost


I haven’t lost hope and I still believe.


Thanks for the ride 2020 and everything you taught me


But good riddance.


I pray that this coming year is a little kinder to everyone


I pray that it is a year of mending bridges


Of Love rekindled


And of trust restored.


I pray that it’s a year where the spirit of truth


And the human spirit prevails.


That it’s a year where fear is conquered and beauty is allowed to shine again.


And I pray that it’s a year where faith overcomes doubt.


Good try 2020


You almost had me, I was knocked down, but I’m still not out.


We all live to fight another day and thats the greatest blessing.


So let’s reconnect with what's important


And with those we Love


Life is short and over in an instant


So let's make this year count for something greater than ourselves.


And to you - thank you.


Thank you for sharing your time and attention


Thank you for listening


Thank you for your patience


Thank you for making it through the year with me.


Thank you for your Love and your support


I can honestly say, without you, the battle may have been lost.


May your year be blessed and may blessings rain down on you always.


With Love,


Michael

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