This has been a very difficult year for all of us. We’ve faced fears we could never have predicted before 2020. It has been emotionally draining knowing so many lives have been lost and millions of people have been gravely ill from Covid-19. On a much brighter note, I’ve received incredible support from people all over the world this year and if you’re reading this now that means you’re checking in to see how I’m doing and that’s wonderful! I’m so grateful for this. I hope you’re well, too!
There’s a Japanese proverb “Adversity is the Foundation of Virtue” (困難は徳の基) and this year I’ve witnessed extraordinary kindness, courage, patience and friendliness in real life and on social media. This has encouraged me every day and kept me positive.
I’d like to thank everyone for helping me to get through 2020. I hope 2021 brings you lots of happiness and good health.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!