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That’s not quite the way any of us would describe 2020, but as we round out this challenging year, it’s time to reflect on some silver linings.

Let’s call it like it is. The hardships this year have been endless for many. 

We know there isn’t a magic wand that will turn everything around into the new year. The tough stuff is still very real and will be with us into 2021.

That being said, there is one thing I have noticed like never before this holiday season. It’s all the picture-perfect family photos and holiday cards this year. Every single holiday card on my fridge right now stands out with these amazing family pictures.

I think one reason is, we were all forced to stop and really reflect on how important family is to be present in the now. Instead of always looking ten steps ahead, this year we were forced to live in the moment. Being present in this moment with those you love instead of always juggling “all the things” and what’s coming next.

This has been a gift for our family. Our silver lining.

Now, I certainly don’t think that our family photo this year is picture perfect; nothing is perfect. But I am so proud of this moment in our happy place along the Rock Island Trail with my family.

There were so many days this year that, instead of juggling practices, kids’ games, school stuff, we were at the trail. We made some amazing memories together with simple time together as a family. We ventured off the main trail, explored new places and found these little steps near a wonderful creek where we made some amazing memories in 2020.

This picture is a reminder of the silver linings going into 2021 and the hope for more wonderful times together with family into the new year. I hope you all have a happy and healthy start to 2021!

Written by: Erin Little

Meteorologist Erin Little starts your day off with a smile and the forecast each morning on KCTV5 News This Morning. With over a decade of experience forecasting the weather in Kansas City, she understands it’s not all about the weather, but how it will impact our busy lives. Erin is thrilled to be raising her three young children in her hometown of Lee’s Summit. You can find her Monday through Friday, 4:30 a. m. to 7:00 a.m. on KCTV5 News. Connect with Erin: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @erinkctv5.