[and all the other selves that might need some of these hopes this year …]
I hope you make a goal and accomplish it this year – at least one.
I hope you actually tell someone how you feel about them this year.
I hope, this year, you dare to be passionate about something and let it change your life.
I hope you quit dreaming about traveling somewhere and just start saving your money to go there.
I hope you stick with something even though it’s really hard and you want to give up every second of the way.
I hope you take the leap, even though you’re scared to death.
I hope you let God write His story through your life and you leave a little mark on someone else’s life.
I hope you make art with your life.
I hope you tell someone how grateful you are to have them in your life.
I hope you stop feeling guilty for everything you haven’t done and just started focusing on that one productive thing in front of you.
I hope you just stop trying to impress those around you and accept being broken.
I hope you spend more time with Jesus than with your computer.
I hope you live a life that matters – because that’s truly what you’re made for.
I hope love is painted on every day … and forgiveness covers all the days you fail.
I hope you make 2014 not a race to be accomplished, but a delightfully slow journey upon which you drink in the beauty all around you.
I hope this year becomes different.
Most of all, I hope you believe the truth the Lover is whispering in your ear and trust Him to do something wild and radical with your life this year …
… as wild and radical as investing in one person’s life and living each day as a dance in celebration to the Creator – for this is what truly brings a smile to His face.