2017 Wish for You

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May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

. . . I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

Neil Gaiman



Louise Hay: 25 Affirmations

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25 Affirmations for the Holidays from the Louise Hay Facebook Page

1. I begin today by loving and accepting every part of myself, inside and out, exactly as I am.
2. Today, I look for the beauty in everyone and everything.
3. Today, whenever I need anything, I know that it will be provided.
4. I am grateful for all the good that is coming my way.
5. Today I take a moment to count my blessings.
6. When I think of others, I affirm that they are happy and healthy and that all is well in their world.
7. Traffic jams around the holidays give me time to do more affirmations.
8. Abundance comes to me from expected and unexpected sources, and I express gratitude for all of it.
9. I have unlimited energy during the holidays and I use it well.
10. This is a harmonious, loving, peaceful season. I have time for everyone around me.
11. I now allow new and wonderful things to come into my life. I am open and receptive to all that is good.
12. Change and surprise are evident everywhere I go today. I look with delight at all I see.
13. I make sure the holiday foods and beverages I ingest contribute to my vibrant health.
14. I share my love and holiday joy with everyone I meet. Life is good.
15. I open my home and welcome guests with music and holiday love. They are like a loving family to me.
16. My home is a happy place to be during the holidays. I bless everyone who walks through the door, myself included.
17. My friends are loving and supportive.
18. Everyone in my family is Divinely protected at all times.
19. Loving others is easy when I love and accept myself.
20. Humor and joy contribute to my overall well-being.
21. Compliments are gifts of prosperity. I have learned to accept them graciously.
22. Life is very simple during the holidays and every day. What I give out, I get back.
23. Today I give myself permission to do whatever gives me the most pleasure.
24. Throughout the holidays, I am centered, calm and balanced.
25. As I quiet down and focus on the beautiful things in my life during this time, I open myself up to my own healing powers.

Louise Hay on Gratitude

June 2016 Update: Here’s an audio version of the affirmation below. I created it using Adobe Voice. Thanks! https://voice.adobe.com/a/aD6Dd/


When you express gratitude, you raise the vibrations around you to a higher frequency. You create positive energy that emanates out from you and returns to you as wonderful experiences. You become magnetic. Good things and good people gravitate toward you because you’re such a joy and delight to be around.

An attitude of gratitude is naturally attractive. It has the power to turn challenges into possibilities, problems into solutions, and losses into gains. It shifts the energy. It expands our vision and allows us to see what might normally be invisible to someone with a limiting attitude.

Gratitude is a prayer for goodness to abound. I think the words “ thank you” are two of the most beautiful words in the language. They can light up someone’s face and help the other person know that he or she is appreciated. It opens the doors to our hearts and allows us to feel connected.

Let’s spend as many moments as we can every day being grateful for all the good that’s in our lives.

Affirm: I express gratitude and thanksgiving every day, in every way. Doing so is an important part of my life.


When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.