I always approach new year euphoria with caution. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good party as much as anyone else, but I believe that life can’t be viewed in such absolute terms. Life doesn’t magically change as the clock strikes twelve. The new year doesn’t make any promises -good or bad.
So, instead of setting unrealistic goals, I choose to celebrate the privilege of being alive – something denied to many.
And my wish for you, and myself, is this:
I hope this year is gentle to you. I hope that in your life there will be more happiness than sorrow. If everything doesn’t work out, I wish you more peace and less anxiety. I hope there are more answers than questions.
Live simply and don’t get trapped by routine and busyness. Be present and be open to adventure. Set your own course. Do all the things you’ve ever wanted to.
And if things go wrong – and the universe has a way of doing that every now and then – I hope that you will still think of life as beautiful.
Go where your heart takes you this year.