Dear friend,

It's hard to believe that the holidays are here and 2020 is almost over.  #WhatAYear

Who can begin to make sense of this season of life?

We've lost so much including our loved ones and livelihoods.  It's a painful and terrifying time to be an American.  

We've also won. We gained recognition for our ability to CHANGE the arc of history by working together. And we elected the first Black Woman to serve as Vice President of the United States! 

It's going to take a while to digest and make sense of all that we've seen, experienced, and learned in 2020.

Still, here are a few things I know for sure.

  • There is beauty to be found in the darkest places.
  • Staying put can feel excruciating; it can also save our souls.
  • Gratitude truly is an antidote to fear.
  • Friendship and genuine connection can heal our broken hearts.
  • Change takes time and is made of many small steps.

As you slow down this holiday season, I hope you know that you are worthy of all that is good and right and real.  I leave you with this beautiful quote from Adrienne Maree Brown.

"Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight & continue to pull back the veil." 

Peace and love to you and yours - now and always,

Jocelyn

BlackHer

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