Day 351 Question 351:
What do you hope for the New Year?
We have less than 24 hours before it is officially 2013. In just 3 short years it will be 20 years since I graduated high school. It seems impossible…time has flown by at warp speed. I have no big plans to ring in the New Year. I have become a low key person and even though it bothers me sometimes, I prefer it that way.
To me when we hope for things…they are the things that we want but we do not linger on disappointment if they do not happen (at least for me). For the New Year ahead I have a great amount of hopes….for myself, for my family, for my friends, for my country and for the world. 2012 was my year of growth and self-discovery. The year came with great clarity and great happiness but of course there were moments of sadness and let downs. For the New Year I hope for good health for my parents so they are able to continue traveling and spending more time with their friends and soaking up all that life has to offer them. I hope for many more new friendships. I hope for even greater knowledge and experiences that make me grow. I hope to be at least one step closer to publishing a book. I hope that the world sees less violence (but unfortunately I doubt that will happen).
There is such great beauty in the world and I do everything in my power to focus on that but I believe there is still a lot that needs to be changed and redirected. I am an advocate for women and love to see women thrive in everything that they want. I hope to see more young girls stop worrying about their looks and their image and use their gifts and talents for a greater good. I hope that we see less bullying and incidents of teen suicide. I hope we as adults give more time to the young people and teach them compassion and empathy and the importance of humanitarianism. I hope there is improvement in our government and our “leaders” stop being the face of bullying and start being the role models and mentors they are meant to be. I hope that this country does not start becoming more aggressive….I hope war amongst our own people does not break out on our land. I hope that with the continuing advancement in technology that we don’t lose sight of the importance of relationships and family. I hope I keep stepping out of my comfort zone and continue to face fears.
Of course I could go on and on but alas I shall end for now. To all of my friends that are reading this I hope your 2013 is filled with great love and you are surrounded with kindness and joy.