Happy new year, neighbour!

Hi everyone!

I want to start my first post of 2021 by wishing you all much joy, good health and tenacious hope in this new year ahead of us. It's been a pleasure spending a good portion of 2020 in your company and learning the ins and outs of this wonderful platform called Yoors.

As the saying goes, the only constant in life is change, and that certainly has been true for our beloved Yoors in 2020, with many new features being implemented, some old models and tools being discontinued and continued efforts being made to draw a larger and more international crowd. I very much look forward to seeing what the future will bring for our small but growing community!

And now, the post itself.

Today it will be short and sweet. I want to take up the #yoorsjanuary2021 challenge in the form of a humble but heartfelt gratitude list.

New Year's Gratitude List

Today, I am grateful for:



Last night, while the clocks struck twelve and a dozen fireworks descended from the sky in a cascade of light and sound, my neighbours and I wished each other well. Whether home alone or in the company of family and friends, we shouted words of encouragement and celebration to each other from our balconies, trying to make ourselves heard over the noise.



Having my family over for breakfast at my place this morning, while the cats pranced about, was the perfect way to start the year. It was warm and loving and peaceful and left me filled with positive energy throughout the day.



During a recent trip to the shop I picked up a candle lantern. I'd been wishing for one but for some reason -- perhaps the thought that it might be expensive -- kept postponing the decision to look for it. Turns out it wasn't expensive, and last night it allowed me to enjoy the very special glow of candlelight without worrying about burnt cat fur.

Lastly, as requested by Henkjan, here is my suggestion for tomorrow's challenge: talk about a quote, an idea or an experience that changed your outlook and your life for the better.

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