My wish for you on the cusp of this brand new year is to learn to just be.
Be in your body.
Be in the present.
I hope you can feel comfortable from the marrow of your bones
to the tips of your eyelashes.
I hope you can feel joy when life feels anything but joyful.
I hope you find peace when life feels noisy
I hope you find your voice when you would rather swallow your words.
I hope you belly laugh this year,
I’m talking side splitting gasping for breath laughter.
I hope you cry because something is beautiful.
I hope you delight in small joys like coffee on a rainy day
or the first crocus after the grey blanket of a long bitter winter.
I hope you feel safe in the silence.
I hope you dance with abandon to an old favorite song.
I hope you learn to say sorry
I hope your learn how to say thank you when someone compliments you.
I hope you listen to your heart.
I hope you share wisdom and strength with someone who needs it
I hope someone bares their soul to ease yours.
I hope you stare at stars by yourself on a fall night.
I hope you dance with your best friend on a spring day.
I hope you forgive yourself.
I hope you hope.
just be. just be. just be.
It’s really all any of us can do.
Happy New Years