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My 2020 Year in Review: Year of Global Pandemic

2020 Year in Review

2020 has been very different so far. The pandemic got over everything and ruined the world system. People got mentally sick, anxieties and depression nested on everyone’s head. But it doesn’t end the world.

There is hope! Which keeps us living and struggling for what we want, what we want to achieve and fight for. As L.B. Johnson says:

“There’s something special for everyone to do. Remember, no experience is a bad experience unless you gain nothing from it.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

We surely got more than enough from 2020. And Now more than ever, it is the perfect time to pause, reflect, and create a vision for ourselves of where we want to go and who we want to be. And the answer to this pandemic is,

“And Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness” [Quran 8:33]

What did I learn?

Of the questions I’ve asked, this is the most important. I’ve learned a few key lessons in 2020.

I Need the Qur'an Daily

Qur'an has the truth of life. And in 2020, I needed these truths more than ever. In a world filled with fear, uncertainty and doubt, I can cling to the hope, power and life found in the Qur'an.

The Quran refreshed my beliefs and gave me hope and guided me through the hard times of the Global Pandemic.

Reflection Is Powerful

I'm all too much sunk in the weeds of life that I forget to zoom out and analyse the big picture. Reflection allows me to gain that valuable perspective on a regular basis. I didn’t realize the mountain of benefits that daily reflection would bring.

Count Your Blessings

It was a tough year for so many people. Lost loved ones. Lost jobs. Lost homes.

My family and I were spared from many of these calamities. I am grateful to ALLAH for the blessings and provisions he has given us in the midst of trying times.

Gratitude is a position of the heart. It’s being thankful for what you have. I’ve not always held this position well, but 2020 taught me to count my blessings often.

I’ve learned this: the more you are grateful, the more you want to continue being grateful.