My wish for you…
1. Is that you remember you are loved. Even at times when you feel like you aren’t. When you feel like the world is against you or those you hold dearest let you down. You never really have any idea just how many hearts you have captured.
2. My wish for you is that you find the courage to make yourself happy. Follow your words with actions. Address your mental health. Take a break from social media and stop seeking validation from others. You deserve to give yourself the very love, compassion and attention that you give to others. In 2019, start with you.
3. My wish for you is that you resist your excuses. Leave the relationship that isn’t giving you anything you want. Quit complaining about your job if you’re not doing anything about it. Fight the need to shy away from rejection. It takes strength to not hide behind excuses. Breathe through the outcome if it’s not what you expected. That’s life. We move on.
4. My wish for you is that you take risks. They are not meant to be easy but risks encourage growth, they build resilience, and they spark admiration. Taking a risk is the exact thing that can get you everything you have ever dreamed of. Take that chance, you have it in you.
5. My wish for you is that you find inner peace. Take the time to be at one with nature. Gaze at the beautiful colours that paint the sky when the sun goes down, feel the rain on your skin and the earth between your feet. The world is too busy these days. Take a break from the artificial.
6. My wish is that you look after yourself. Walk away from those that are toxic or from anything that causes you pain. Surround yourself with people that motivate you to do better. Surround yourself with those that will celebrate every tiny victory with you. Shut the door behind those who won’t.
7. My wish for you is that you practice acceptance. Accept your mistakes, it will help you to grow. Accept that things may not go your way, but make an effort to continue moving forward. Accept that you can’t change people, but you can make an effort to live in harmony with them.
8. My wish for you is that you follow your heart. Go ask that girl out, what’s the worst that can happen? Defy logic and admit your feelings to the guy you’re into. One of the most terrifying and exhilarating feelings is amplifying your hearts voice. Even if the outcome isn’t what you’d hoped for, you’ll still be relieved you had the courage to say something. Trust me, I know.
9. My wish for you is that you be kind. Not only to others around you but to yourself. Adulting is hard. The truth is, no one really fully knows what they are doing. Show me someone who says they have the perfect answers to life and I’ll show you a liar.
10. My wish for you is that you explore other people’s perspectives. Situations are so much more than what you think you see. Having an open mind beats having a limiting one. Try to understand why you might have upset someone. Try to be reasonable when others have upset you.
11. My wish for you is that you stand up for what is right. Don’t be someone you are not to try and please others. Pay no attention to the idea of ‘popularity.’ Be there for people, but don’t let them take advantage. The more you stay in your own lane and own who you are, the happier you will be.
12. Finally, my wish for you is that you are happy. That you love the people you are surrounded by, that you love going to work every morning, and that you love spending time on this Earth while it takes you on a trip around the sun.