To my dear, sweet friends,
As 2013 comes to a close, I have been thinking about each of you and the tremendous impact you have each made on my life. I wish that I could give each and every one of you a hug. A really, really tight hug.
I have hopes and wishes for you as you prepare to welcome the new year.
Friends, try your best to just be present in each moment. Listen carefully. Open your heart. Take life one hour at a time.
Don't be lazy, though, either. You won't get anywhere without hard work.stay focused, but do not beat yourself up for things which you cannot control. And accept the fact that you will make mistakes, but that's OKAY.
Love yourself and know that you deserve to be happy. Do what makes you happy. Surround yourself with people who will shower you with encouragement, love, and support. Pray not only for those you love and care about but also for the people who hurt you.
Let go of your past. Your past mistakes and heartbreaks do not define you. Forgive yourself and move on.
Immerse yourself in the things you love to do. Find the time to do them. Share your talents with others.
Express your gratitude. Tell others when they have done something positive for you.
Be a good person. Share your heart with others. Treat everyone, including strangers, with love.
Be brave. Take chances. Push fear aside. Try something new.
But most of all, just be. Be your beautiful self. Let your light shine.
Tonight, December 29th, I challenge you to contact the people who have positively impacted your year and tell them thank you. When finished, give yourself a pat on the back for all you have accomplished in 2013.