I hope your 2017 is better than your 2016. I hope it’s your best year yet. I hope you find meaning in your life, in the lives of those around you. And I hope you have the curiosity to go looking for it.
I hope you learn to let go of the things that are holding you back; leave them behind in the past. I hope you make new memories that you’ll keep forever; put them in the top pocket of your favourite shirt so you can take them out every so often and smile.
I hope you do one thing that scares you every day; that you make new friends who don’t always share your views. And that you learn about places halfway across the world, and push yourself to keep trying but forgive yourself when you don’t always meet your goals.
I hope you smile at least once every day, and that you surround yourself with people who are kind and funny and honest. I hope you find a place where your happiness is permanent, not temporary. I hope you find that place in yourself.