For a while now, I begin each New Year by seeking out the words of Neil Gaiman; no one can express a New Year’s wish as well as he can. (This probably isn’t entirely true, or even partially true, but his words always resonate with me.) While on that hunt, I was inspired to send a New Year’s wish of my own to a friend, then I realized it’s something I wish for all of you. I hope Mr. Gaiman doesn’t mind that I borrowed from his style.
I hope your year is filled with so much laughter, your sides ache.
With everything going on, it’s easy to be cynical and express those frustrations, but there’s so much out there that is genuinely good. I hope you find and embrace that goodness.
I hope you approach each day with child-like wonder; this world is a beautiful place with so much yet to discover.
I hope you explore more and in exploring, your passion for adventure is reignited.
I hope you’re inspired to create, dream, and learn new things. You are at your best when you are true to yourself and give yourself permission to do those things.
I hope you dance under a star-filled sky.
I hope your heart is filled with so much love you feel like you’ll burst.
… and I hope that you feel seen, and loved, and appreciated.