A Gift is Arriving

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By: Gabriela Yareliz

One can’t help but wonder where 2021 will take us. Many of us are still tracking 2020 packages and wondering where the time went, this holiday season. Time was a finicky thing, this year. I am always fascinated by the passage of time. When it feels fast; when it feels slow.

The truth is, those of us who are entering 2021 are receiving a gift of more time (and this gift isn’t getting lost by USPS– it comes, ready or not). And then the question remains, what will we do with this gift alloted to each of us? I hope we each take the time to intentionally create our worlds. To create things, moments, environments that bring joy and life. Time is a weighty responsibility.

Erwin McManus writes in his book Wide Awake, “The question is not whether someone will lead the way in creating humanity’s future. The question is, will you be among them? It would be tragic if only those with the worst intentions believe they could affect the future of humanity. What would happen if those who believed in love, hope, peace and the value of the human spirit also believed they could effect change in the world? We must embrace the creative process as our birthright.” That is part of my motto for 2021.

I want to keep exploring the depth of the responsibility toward humanity that is attached to the time we receive. I want to maximize the keys of this deep mysterious science of time. Twenty-twenty was a sobering year. It has left us with a lot on our minds, sitting on a sunny lake dock on the edge of a million possibilities. Creating humanity’s future– it’s what we have the power to do every day, whether we realize it or not.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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