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  • Writer's pictureAmelia Gillis, LMHC

Thank you for showing up!

You are capable of more than you know.


Thank you for your strength. Thank you for showing up each day. Needless to say, 2020 has been a year for the books. From racial injustices, political unrest, the deadly disease. This year has presented us with trauma in various forms.


Our brains were already experiencing complex trauma but this year's events brought it to another level. Our responses were good, some bad, some indifferent. Our bodies attempted to respond the best way we knew how.

Our brains attempted to gather data from previous events we all have experienced before to make sense of what has been happening. However, we wasn't prepared for all this year brought. Hopefully through it all we realized that through the pain, fears, and uncertainty that we were created with more than we knew. We are still here.


All the negativity, the drama, the confusion, the frustration, the anger, the merry-go-round, the up-and-down, we all faced it. Yes, there were moments we may wanted to quit but yet we continued on. I don't want to turn this into a Hollywood movie and REPLAY what was said and done. I know many wanted to press MUTE on this year and drown out the noise. Yet, as each day presented itself we were reminded to turn the sound on. We were forced to listen with no solutions. While many of us are still looking for the lessons this year was designed to teach us. The only thing I am certain of, is that we showed up.

The Unknown is Scary

Whether we get a new script or not one thing is sure. We have been fighters, fighting through uncertainty, depression, anxiety, loss, and so much more. We have fought for our peace. Each day we faced without knowing what would happen. Yet, we showed up.

Through these moments, I hope that you have discovered another side of you. I hope you discovered strength you may not knew you had. I hope that you discovered lessons of who you were and who you can choose to be.

Thank you again

So through it all,Thank you for holding on and showing up. I hope you are continuing to discover that there is more within yourself.







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Chadrick Williams
Chadrick Williams
Jan 19, 2021

The unknown is very scary. Thank you for sharing this and giving us a different perspective on thought!!!

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amelia.gillis
Jan 19, 2021

Thank you ladies & gentlemen for showing up

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