New Year Prayer
This year, especially:
Find a body of water, and be still beside it for a time. Build a fire and watch the flames. Sit on the porch. Lie on the grass. Light candles. Take a deep breath. Write a letter to someone.
Discover something new everyday. Learn. Tell stories. Listen to old people. Ask them questions.
Do something nice for others when you can and treat yourself occasionally.
Read actual, real books and newspapers. Buy grocery store flowers.
Spend an entire day without looking at your phone. If you feel the urge to post a selfie everyday, take a picture of some other beautiful thing instead. Remember that there is power in moderation.
Learn to cook or bake something new. Enjoy every meal. Savor your food. Drink water.
Any chance you get, hold a baby. Anytime the opportunity arises, dance. Always swim or wade in the water. Study leaves. At least once this year, pee outside.
Be completely quiet. Turn your favorite song up as loud as it will go. Sing.
If someone makes you feel bad all the time, get away from them. Laugh with others. Laugh while you're alone.
Spend time with animals. They make us better people.
Don't judge. Think this: "There but for the grace of God go I" or "Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."