Brave Wishes for the New Year


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In the coming year, I wish you will be brave.

Whatever it is you have to do–
chase a dream or make it wait,
recollect or remember to forget,
seek new loves or stay in safe spaces and embraces–
whenever you have to make choices,
I hope you will be brave.

I hope you learn to trust yourself and the universe
even when it hurts. I hope you will choose to be gentle
even when the world is harsh. I hope we save one another
by loving each other even when it’s hard.

May all our hopes thrive and may they set us free.
May bravery, in whatever form it takes,
make us happy.