Bring on 2014.

I am particularly lucky because on my side of the world it is already the 1st of January 2014 and yet on the blogosphere I get to bid farewell to 2013 one last time. The year was riddled with lasts. So logic would suggest that 2014 be riddled with firsts. And that is what I am most looking forward to. The experiences, the mistakes, the failures, the successes – they’re all gloriously new to me. Wonderfully unknown and therefore blissfully untainted. The future, I believe, is an amazing fantasy on its own. Filled with endless possibilities. The next year is filled with a thousand moments that we’ve yet to experience. And my wish for us all is that we never let a single moment – big or small – pass by unfulfilled. 

So, I guess there is only one thing left to say: Happy New Year!

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Next Year’s Mistakes

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art or love or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

Happiness

Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel – and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
-Esther Hicks