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Embrace the Year

I want you to find everything you are looking for and a little more.

Paula Tooths/Miami Sky
Paula Tooths/Miami Sky

Today, the day here was beautiful. I found within myself peace for my spirit and finally smiled with my heart. 

I decided to write a special holiday message, telling you everything I wish for you.

I wish you …

Be very happy! Smile all year long and accomplish each task enthusiastically. Start your Mondays with the same energy you have to go out with friends Saturday night. 

Soften when you need it and understand others’ thoughts more. A lot of people make a daring effort to understand you! But it becomes harden with you when you change trains to try to shorten the trip. 

May you obey the wisdom of nature but challenge the human. 

Love, love without limits. Love your neighbor and reach out. Love yourself but love yourself to hell. Worship your family. Listen to your children. Kiss your loved ones passion.

Be a warrior and rage for their causes. 

I wish you so much …

A whole day, only yours. May you discover more than 100 hours each day and accurately manage every minute of it. 

Enjoy everything you do. 

Create a new self and renew each time. 

Fly high and conquer!!!! 

Be so successful and take up the courage to win something back if you ever lost it. 

Let it be strong to assume you will make a mistake. 

May you in this short life learn to forgive. May you not waste your time rotting your heart. 

I wish you had a little bit of a big piece of carrot cake with chocolate syrup, without hurting those who love you. 

May you find an inspiration. Not even the assurance of believing in yourself discourages you from being better every day.

I wish you have the ambition to reach your desires and faith even if the road does not look like the one you so carefully planned. 

May you always close your eyes and embrace a great God. Or a Goddess. It’s up to you to believe in the magic dust of fairies, but I wish …

May you triumph!

And may you be deliberately happy every moment of this year!

Architect a beautiful dream. It doesn’t matter if you no longer have the smooth skin of 20. The sparkle in your eyes of 18 or the brushed hair of 30. The strength of 50 or the wisdom of 80. 

Past is history to tell. Life is a spectacle. Now! Live this moment. Read carefully, don’t think about the email you have to have answer. Live in peace one day at a time. Solve one problem at a time. Today is your chance to be happy and an unmissable opportunity to live.

But I wish you so much more.

I wish you wanted even more. May it be so positive in your prayers that when you open your eyes you wake up in a spring garden.

May it always be healthy. May your table be beautiful and your body sturdy. May your beauty be even more pronounced in the eyes of the one looking back at you in the mirror. May your heart grow and your soul expand. Have beautiful clothes and shoes for the day you scheduled to meet with yourself. If you accept yourself and if not, sew each patch with satisfaction. Do not allow any living thing to make you feel sad.

May your opportunities be explored and lived in the form of a fantastic adventure.

Start a new year and since it is new, it’s a good time to renew and also to start something new, that you always dreamed of doing, but never had the courage. Because I didn’t have the time or the audacity to invest money there. Because I didn’t want to challenge your partner or was afraid of the family. A trip, a train ride or a museum visit. Drop the cachaça and the cigarette. Accept the new job. Moving home. A sweet tattoo. A fashion course. The University you left a while a go. A love that you have forgotten in a year-old calendar. More knowledge. Longer vacations. A full bank account. Or an eternal bond. 

I wish you arrive exactly at your wish. So, wish it big. Go deep into your heart. But if you get that out-of-size or out-of-standard look too big, start small. The year is twelve months old and I still have so much to wish for. We just started! Homeopathic doses….

Then imagine the details. Each one of them. Pleasure will rob you of words that would not be enough to describe you. And the limitlessness of your imagination will fuel you to run for your goals.

May you be positive and laugh a lot until you go crazy. Don’t even stop to drive yourself crazy. Laughing even at your own stumbles. It is good. It makes the heart beat faster. Keeps your soul and body in balance. This good mood will make each week healthier and brighter.

I wish you believe the world will reward you. Be generous to others. Believe that you can whatever you want. But believe in yourself as you would like others to believe. If you don’t tell yourself where you want to go, no one else can help either. The dream begins within you. No matter where you are. Not at what point in life you are at. Who do you want to be? Be the first to believe the new you already exist!!!

I wish your life has another hint of adrenaline. But in the right measure. The only way to pursue a dream is to risk achieving it. Have no fear. Change is not that bad. Longing hurts, but new adventures refresh the soul. Put yourself to the test. Search for what you would like to be. 

Come on, I know you’re strong. I’ll always be around if you need my hand. And yet be brave to give me this happiness to see it triumph. While you are there tolerating what does not satisfy you, you will be unhappy. Make your life a gallery of works of art. Expose yourself. Your comfort zone is not the safest hiding place in this war. Do not lose direction but be sure to navigate each of the possibilities that life offers you.

Really play! Especially since when you were a kid, you wouldn’t give up climbing the wardrobe to find out what your mother wrapped in Christmas gift wrapping. You threw everything on the floor defying the law of gravity and the only toy that didn’t break was you. She cried if she wanted to. I had so many expectations of life.

And now, you always find something of the ” first need ” to be done but find no time to have fun and relax. Surely if you find moments to disconnect from the world and turn your full attention to look at yourself, you will have more clarity in finding ways to reach your destination.

Wish you have a destination. 

No matter how much you need to walk, or what steps you will choose. The indecision to skip this page weakens you. Do it or not. Action can always work. Standing still and doing absolutely nothing will keep you looking exactly right now. 

I want you to go even further, even with everything you have already achieved. But if you hear the voice that comes from your weakness, with the “what if” chorus, you will not climb this stretch of mountain. And preserve yourself for the next few miles and it will grow in a way you wouldn’t believe if they told you. 

Decide to continue.

Listen to what people have to say. It is the easiest way to make fewer mistakes in the future. And the one-sided way to make the world listen to you carefully. Summarize the stories, liquefy and sift through the most amazing things. Create the world you want. A brand new and very cool world. Creating becomes a skill and therefore a habit. The more creativity fades, the more things go on and the more room is created to create even bigger things.

I wish you another million friends. Friends who dance with you to remember or some sing other songs to help you forget. Friends leaving to return. Friends who meet you and others who make you get lost. Friends that fill your soul and someone who steals your heart. Friends forever. Friends who worship you every day, but who also wait for your smoke signal. Donate your time. Embrace them all, even if they are distant. Embrace your employee if he cries. Embrace your brother. Embrace your cause and believe in it. Push your children and wish you a kiss of true love. May you feel your heart touch the skin. And I hope you get 365 hugs this year alone. What a precious gift!!!

I wish you forgiveness. Let it go from you. Everyone hurts. Some do it on purpose. Others tell your life with hurting truths. And there are those who leave with no return date. And if anyone ever comes back, may you be strong and want so much beautiful in the way they tread. But forgive if that person once caused you to get rough in the circulatory system. Repentance is the obligatory chapter of life. No one is born knowing all your feelings. Teach who you are. Understand people’s reasons. 

And may you be forgiven of the times you made a mistake. Forgiveness generates an unscheduled force. An additive to this new journey you just chose for this new year. You will be freer and looser to focus on your goals.

I wish you had higher beliefs. Believing in the unknown will help you believe in your dreams. Set aside your busy schedule at least five minutes each day to thank you for your existence and accept your birth as a miracle in itself. 

But as I wish you so much, I will borrow the magic dust of fairies and angels, wings to protect you. Once again, I just ask you to believe in life a little more.

May you not lose hope. This ingredient was not unique to childhood. When we hoped that a little further ahead, we could reach the bottle alone, ride, wear our own perfume or wear big clothes. Old people are wise because they keep confident expectations within their pillowcases. At some point, they faced a difficult time and laughed as the tide calmed. 

The hope my desire will keep your head high and your steps steady. It is the support of our achievement.

Even though you can’t plan fully with the strides and obstacles that will surprise you, you can choose to be a better person every day. No one can choose you, but you can give up the old self right now. 

I wish you, then, the best choice. But don’t forget to plan what you will do with your achievements …

Stop complaining that your hair is broken and weakened. But look how interesting your eyebrow is. How your eyes speak more than all your chatter. 

I wish your best to be worshiped by yourself. And don’t waste your time on your defects, it will only make others realize them as well. Always be mindful of the beauty that can be found in the ugly.

I want you to do your best. What love, what love. Giving is receiving instantly, maybe just a sweet smile of thanks. Happiness is when we give something because it is from the heart. We expect absolutely no kind of payment, nor monetary. 

Give, give your heart. Release your grudge and a new part of you may light up the world a little.

May you read the whole year. Newspaper, magazine, books, reports and love notes. Refine the limits of your imagination even further. Encourage creating a world for yourself to achieve. And that you write too. A letter of thanks. A complaint from the supermarket services. Words that blow the wind and print an old passbook. A list of Christmas presents. Phrases that make you free from the sorrows of the real world and make you an even more powerful person who wants to fly somewhere a little further or far away. And declarations of love … The latter can be dangerous to the human balance. It adds a little fire in the stomach and ice in the hands.

And lastly, I wish you all your wishes, but only them. Big, small. Better work, more money, that trip you once talked about, or that love you never had the courage to declare. I wish you don’t stress about the unforeseen and never give up. 

I wish you all the best that your heart is able to drive. Let no one dream for you. But that you dream as hard as you can, each of your wishes. 

And may your desires fulfill you too. Transform you.

I wish you an even better year than you wish for yourself. 

Phew … And I wish you didn’t lose your breath after reading all this! Good you have read so far… some will read only the entry and answer – “for you too”, others will read, but hurry will rob me of the pleasure of having an answer. There are still those who will give up halfway, as we do with many of our dreams. 

I did it from the heart and hope it shines a little in your eyes. Tell me if you missed any wishes and what your plans are for next year!

I want you to find everything you are looking for and a little more.

Thank you for the beautiful year. Until next one!

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