Today is the first day of 2018, and on this day I want you to know how much I wish I could spend a day with you. Just us: talking, dreaming, planning for your future. Brainstorming, encouraging you, creating an outline for the new year that would help you to be everything that God created you to be.
- I wish I could tell you that you have so much
- . I wish I could tell you that you have so many opportunities to
live, love, experience, pursue
I wish I could encourage you to let go of the complacency you have allowed yourself to settle for.
I wish I could tell you that you have everything it takes and more to be a success. I wish I could tell you that you have the tools within yourself to grow and fulfill the purpose that God has for you.
I wish I could encourage you to let go of the fear you hold in your heart.
I wish I could tell you that you are beautiful just the way you are. I wish I could tell you that you are smart, intelligent and interesting.
I wish I could encourage you to understand that life is, under no uncertain circumstances, perfect; but that it is perfect within its imperfections.
I wish I could go back in time and tell you these things when you really needed them, when you were searching, when there was emptiness and when there was complete silence in your life.
I wish I could erase your insecurities and tell you that you are perfect — yes, even within your imperfections.
I wish I could put the broken and fragile pieces of your life back together for you.
I wish I could do a lot of things for you. And I wish these things for you because I have wished them a million times for my own self and I know how desolate life sometimes seems.
But you, dear girl, are worth so much more than you know. Your life is precious. Your worth exceeds the price of diamonds and rubies. Your smile is infectious, your laughter is the stuff dreams are made of. You dreams can change the world when you — and only you — decide to make them come true.
And so in all my wishing, while I can’t share my heart with you over a cappuccino at your favorite coffee shop, I write these things to you.
Believe in who you are and live. Believe that God created you for such a time as this. Believe that you are not here on this earth as an accident. Believe that 2018 is your year.
Then go out into this big world and share your heart with another girl who needs to hear what you have to say as much as you need this little boost of faith in yourself.
I’m wishing all the best for you today, tomorrow, and always.
Here’s to YOU in 2018, sweet girl. Make this year the one that you finish becoming.