The Happy Writer

May This Year Be Better Than The Last

Confetti
Confetti by Andreas Graulund

I hope that this year you leave a little space in your life for magic, those quiet moments where anything can happen. A conversation with a stranger in a lineup. A sudden flash of inspiration while you go for a walk.

I hope that this year you create something that never existed before. Something that is all yours and would never have been if you didn’t live and breathe on this earth.

I hope that this year you do things that scare you. A wise man once said that “The cave you fear to enter contains the treasure that you seek”. There are still treasures to be found, if only a little bit of confidence glittering like gold in the dark.

I hope that this year you fail at something, because failure is forward momentum. It is evidence you are trying something new, taking chances, and each one brings you closer to the thing that succeeds.

I hope that this year you define success for yourself, and don’t let other people to define it for you. I hope you celebrate your successes no matter how small, because they’re still worthy of note. (We can scream and laugh and cheer together!)

I hope that this year you read good books and stumble across one that changes your world forever.

I hope that this year will be better than the last.

Happy New Year!

-Theresa

14 Comments

  1. Happy New Year to you, too.

    I love the part about failure. Years ago I read (or heard) this: “walking is a process of controlled falling.”

    Which it is. If you’ve ever been walking down the street and had one leg suddenly stop working (as I have) you’ll find out how true that is. But it is the only way to move forward.

  2. This was much sweeter than I’d expected, Theresa! So many people are bemoaning their 2012, but you were just being exceptionally positive towards us. Thank you, and I wish you a splendid new year as well. You know you’re on the right track.

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