I hope you have friends
to lift you up
out of hell itself, if necessary.
And I hope you let them.
I hope you take chances, especially
the ones you secretly want to take.
And I hope you get into trouble,
lots of it, so often
that trouble can’t stop you anymore.
I hope you listen deeply
to someone you disagree with.
So deeply their truth exists inside of you,
along with yours.
I hope you know your truths
and you speak them
often enough to piss people off,
often enough that you remember
what’s important to you.
I hope you are kissed deeply and slowly
by someone who thinks you’re amazing.
but only if you want that kind of thing.
I hope you breathe in love.
I hope something surprises you this year
by being better than you expected.
Happy New Year Everyone!