May your coming year be the year you get to believe that life is owned by you and nobody should tell you how to live it.

I hope you spend countless hours walking next to beautiful crushing waves with sand all over your feet.

May you find ways to express all your feelings so you are open wide for new loves.

I hope this year you will feel understood, seen and loved like never before.

You will find a way every day to laugh regardless of the sorrow you hold in your heart.

I hope this year will be about letting go of your guilt and any regrets you have lingering.

May this year be full of dinners with friends over candle light.

May you dance.

May you laugh so hard your stomach will hurt.

May you see many sunsets.

And start to see the beauty around you once again.

I hope you choose to have less material things and more life experiences.

I wish for you to travel more, even if it is to go to the town next door.

May your coming year give you the courage to look in the mirror without walking out on yourself. (Click to Tweet!)

And I hope you get more flowers. Flowers everywhere.

And more music, more art.

More you.

More play.

More of everything you want.

But most of all more hope, hope that things can get better. Not because time is passing by but because you are strong enough to choose life once again.

Happy New Year.



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Christina Rasmussen is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur who believes that grief is an evolutionary experience required for launching a life of adventure and creative accomplishment.

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  • Ruthie Lewis says:

    Thank you, Christina. This is beautiful and I receive it and will hold it dear throughout this year, and will share it with everyone!

    Much fullness to you and your family!!!


  • Sharon says:

    Dearest Christina,
    What a heartfelt New Years message for all of us. Thanks so much! I now feel strong enough to chose life again after 8 long years in the waiting room, and am full of hope for all the love, joy, laughter, and happiness my heart can hold. Your book and messages have helped me immensely, so I am going forth in this new year, to live happily again.
    The best in 2015 to you!


  • Taunya says:

    Beautiful message for 2015! Happy New Year!

  • Carol Rodi says:

    Your words brought tears to my eyes as they touched something deep within me…thank you for your words. Happy New Year to you also.

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