My New Year Wishes…

The new year is a time for contemplation. We hope for happiness. We hope for ease. We hope for peace. We hope that better times stand ahead of us, that the future is filled with so many possibilities and opportunities. The most important thing is that we never cease to hope. And in this time of change, as we transition from one year into another, we take a moment to send loving-kindness to everyone.

For 2018, I contemplate those I love.

I wish for 2018 to bring you all good things: love, passion, inspiration and peaceful moments where you sit among your loved ones, laughing and at peace, without a care in the world.

I hope that you can find the ability to love yourselves, inside and out. I hope that you can become comfortable with your silence. I hope that you can feel beautiful with your flaws. I hope that you can really, truly accept that where you are in life is where you are meant to be, rather than simply insisting to yourselves that it is so without any real belief.

I wish for 2018 to bring you the ability to accept when you have made mistakes, and to allow yourselves forgiveness when you have not lived up to your own expectations.

I wish for 2018 to bring you the resilience to move on when you have received bad news and when you have been knocked down a peg. I wish for 2018 to bring you ambition, bravery, perseverance, strength, and the ability to keep going, to keep fighting.

I wish for 2018 to bring you all the things that you have worked so hard for, to continue finding your place in the world, to continue developing who you are and celebrating the truth of that. I wish for you to find happiness and peace in the life that you have been building.

I wish for 2018 to bring healing to those who found only pain in 2017. I wish for them to be able to find who they are and really, truly express themselves. I wish for them to feel comfortable in their own skin. I wish for them to speak up, and be heard and loved.

For 2018, I contemplate those who took time out of their day to compliment me. I thank them for their small attempts to brighten my day. I hope that they see beauty whenever they look in the mirror. I think of those who paused, just for a moment, to try to make me smile. I hope that the new year gives them every reason to smile as well.

I hope to take their lead into this new year. I hope to be the one who gives others reason to smile when they have none. I hope to make other people feel beautiful when they don’t. I hope to make other people feel comfortable when they aren’t.

I wish for justice and peace for refugees and war victims all over the world, and all those who receive justice so rarely. I wish for more wronged women to feel comfortable saying, “me too.” I wish for further battles for equality, because even if they aren’t won by the end of this year, they are still worth fighting.

I wish that you always believe in the magic of beginnings.

I wish you all a Happy 2018!

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©2018 Dina Al-Mahdy All Rights Reserved

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