I want you to close the chapter. I want you to leave all the bad memories, every single heartbreak, every painful moment, behind. I want you to turn the page over and begin what is going to be the best year of your life.

Look back at all the laughs, funny situations, and loving moments with your friends and family. I want you to remember those and let go of everything that made you sad.

Carry joy and happiness with you to 2021.

I want you to forgive yourself for every mistake you’ve made because I hope you’re carrying forward a valuable lesson with you. You didn’t know any better at the time. Don’t judge yourself and don’t be too hard on yourself.

New moments are coming. There are going to be so many chances to prove to yourself that you’re smarter and stronger.

I want you to understand that every bad thing that happened to you happened for a reason. It made you the person you are today or are on the verge of becoming. Every mistake you made gave you a lesson you’ve learned.

I want you to love yourself. I want you to use that love you’ve wasted on so many wrong people and give it to the person who needs it the most—you.

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I want you to grow as a person. I want you to look deep inside every dark corner of your soul and discover something new about yourself.

I want you to get to know yourself before you go out there to meet someone who’ll make you happy.

If you’re not happy with yourself, no one can turn that around for you.

I want you to never be scared of love. Love with your whole heart, love unconditionally. Even though you know you’re taking a risk, even though you know that love might hurt you, go for it. You never know if your love is on the right path to eternal happiness.

I want you to know that the pain won’t go away. But I need you to remember that all the pain you endure makes you better, makes you stronger.

This year, I want you to accept the emotions running wild inside you. Embrace the feelings, don’t run away from them.

I want you to take care of yourself. I want you to respect your mind and your body and treat them with dignity and love. Because you deserve nothing less than that.

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I want you to challenge yourself and put yourself out of your comfort zone. I want you to learn to fight for yourself and find yourself in situations you don’t know how to handle. This way, you’re going to grow as a person.

I want you to help people. Give them your hand when they are down.

I want you to show who you really are. I want you to open your heart and let people in.

I want you to be proud of yourself. I want you to take every flaw and turn it into something uniquely beautiful about you.

I want you to know that you’re as important as everyone else. I want you to speak your mind and shout it out from the top of your lungs because your voice matters. You matter.

I want you to understand that you have to let go of the past. You have to live in the present, one day at a time. I want you to live your every day like it’s the last one.

And in the end, you have the power to make this year the best year of your life. Do it!

This Year, This Is What I Want For You