As 2018 comes to an end I am filled with gratitude and hope. Gratitude for the painful experiences of this year and the learning that came from them. Gratitude for the growth of my soul and character. I feel hope for a new year, a fresh start. I feel hope for the goals that I will accomplish and for the new people I will get to meet in 2019. I think this is the first time I’ve felt this way about a new year. I think that a new year can cause us some anxieties and fears but they aren’t very loud for me this year. I just feel optimistic and excited.
I want everyone to feel like that. You are worthy of a happy and positive 2019. You can and will have success during this next year. You’ll transform your life into what you want it to be or be grateful for the way that it already is. Many people will express their love and appreciation for you and I hope you do the same for them. As we acknowledge the low points and some suffering of this year, let’s remember what we learned and focus on what we can do and become in this next year. Let’s remember to be grateful for all of the wonderful things and people that we already have. What matters most to you? Is there anyone you need to forgive? Is there something you need to fix or change or stop doing? I wish you with the courage it takes to face these things so that you don’t get to the end of your life looking back with regret or the hope for a little bit more time to appreciate what matters most in this life. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that you have a peaceful and wonderful new year.