Day 2922: Personal Bests and Worsts of 2020

On the last day of each year, I put together my personal best and worst lists. In every other year, these have been Top 10 lists. For 2020, both my lists go to 11.

My son Aaron, my husband Michael, my Coping and Healing on-line therapy groups, blogging, my friends, the movie La Fée, surviving COVID, the Biden/Harris victory, walks by the ocean, and cats are on my 2020 best list.

Many deaths are on my 2020 worst list, including the COVID-caused death of a beloved patient, the death of my dear friend Eleanor, the death of my “heart brother” David (a wonderful man who had the same rare heart condition as me), and the death of our amazing kitty Oscar. Powerful and destructive narcissists (who shall remain nameless) are on my worst list, too.

Do you see any evidence of the Best and Worst of 2020 in today’s images?

2020 might be my best New Year’s Eve ever because tonight I’m facilitating a special NYE’s version of my Coping and Healing group!

Here’s my most-listened-to tune for 2020 (no matter what Spotify says!).

If you share some personal 2020 bests and/or worsts in the comments section below, that would be the best.

A happier 2021 and I personally thank you for making it through 2020!

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28 thoughts on “Day 2922: Personal Bests and Worsts of 2020

  1. That is a wonderful list of bests, Ann. I have enjoyed noticing all of them while reading your blog in 2020.

    I am sorry for your losses and struggles this year, too.

  2. Rudolf seems to have polished off the sherry that was left for Santa.

  3. Hi Ann, Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.

  4. I’m so sorry for your losses this year Ann. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  5. You’ve been one of the best parts of 2020, and I look forward to another year that will, with any luck, be even better.

  6. puella33

    It’s been a nasty year, inviting me to share my thoughts with you and others has been a respite . I look forward to 2021 , hopefully better days are coming. Happy New Year to you and everyone here

  7. Wishing you a very happy New Year – may it be better than the last.

  8. The best of 2020 is Harley posing as cat of the year.

  9. What a wonderful video that is, {{{Ann}}} – Thank you for sharing it. I see the best and worst list – and concur with many of your items. Mine would include – BEST: 1) Extra down time 2) Meaningful opportunities to delve into several devotionals and spend quality time in the Bible and with God, 3) election results in USA – and the hope for a saner more compassionate future, and 4) grandsons who got COVID-19 survived it with no lasting side-effects; and WORST: 1) The loss of my sis and a really good friend here in Ennis (neither were virus related), 2) inability to go to CA or Switzerland or PA to visit with and share holidays with family in those places, and 3) death of our pastor and the difficulty our Pastor Search Committee is having to find a new one, 4)All the issues with police brutality and needless deaths of too many black people – racial injustice, and 5) The politicizing of the virus, of mask wearing, of vaccine recipients or not – the lies and blatant dishonesty. But in the midst of all this, the best news is God is in Charge!! All things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose. You are! I am! Write on…

  10. I see that even in the best and worst of times, you find things to be grateful for, and that says everything.

  11. I am sorry for your losses this past year, Ann, but so very grateful that you continually find the best in every situation and bring all of us along with you. Hoping that 2021 will be a better year in many ways….

  12. Happy New Year!

  13. May you soar on the wind of the bests, Ann. The worsts in life shall make us stronger. Happy 2021, my friend.

  14. Your “f-bomb” gave me a huge chuckle, Ann. I think you have dozens and dozens of personal bests. That’s how I think of you, always!

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