It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. And yet I’m ready for a new year. This year has been a roller coaster of emotions and experiences, both globally and personally. I’ve witnessed turmoil and heartache around me, and have experienced beautiful, heart-expanding moments and deeply challenging lessons.
And now my thoughts turn to 2018. How do I want to show up in the world? What do I want to create? How do I best shine my light? How do I bring more fun into my life and to those around me?
As I ponder all this and more, here are my wishes for you in 2018:
May your belly hurt from laughing too hard.
May your eyes prick with tears of an overwhelming joy that words can’t express.
May you take yourself – and life – a little less seriously.
May your heart open up to welcome more love in and send more love out.
When you’re weary with sorrow, may you have a comfortable – and comforting – pillow to rest your head on.
May you hug more. Reach out more. Say “I love you” more.
When you’re feeling lonely or discouraged, may someone call you or smile at you or reach out to you at the moment you need it most.
When you’re happy, may you share your joy with everyone in your path.
When you’re sad, may someone be there to really listen to you.
When you’re angry, may you be able to step back and breathe rather than simply lash out.
May you be surrounded by true friends who lift you up.
May you be able to let go of what no longer serves you, in order to make more room for amazingness in your life.
May you eat more guacamole and olives. (Okay, that wish is mainly for me.)
May you find your spark. Or, if you’ve already found it, may you nurture it so it grows into a blazing fire.
May you find good all around you and within you. (It is there, even when you find it hard to see.)
May you find something to be grateful for every day.
May you speak your truth from a place of love, even when it’s difficult.
May you perform random acts of kindness.
May you experience countless giggle-snort-inducing moments.
May you live each and every day on purpose.
May your year be peaceful.
May 2018 be your most beautiful, heart-expanding year yet.
With love and such gratitude,
Adapted from my post on The Wellness Universe.