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By David RichmanNational Director, Eaton Vance Advisor Institute

Something about the turn of a calendar year page always seems so significant. Maybe it is the holidays, a family vacation, awaiting the ball drop, the fireworks and celebrations leading to great anticipation for the year ahead.

Has there ever been a more welcome year to leave behind than 2020? Before turning the page and looking forward, consider taking a quiet moment to reflect upon the year we are leaving behind. Here is my favorite question for your consideration:

When things "return to normal" what are the things you think you may miss then about 2020?

Should you choose to take this challenge seriously, you may be surprised how long your list is. My hope is this fills you with greater insight on what drives your happiness.

Wishing you reflection, joy and restorative fulfillment this holiday season. Stay safe and healthy.

Bottom line: If you do find this exercise uplifting, consider asking your team members and clients the same question. What a way to chase positivity and discover the good in what was such a difficult year.