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  • Writer's pictureEmma Turner

New Year, Old You?



I sat down to consider my thoughts around the upcoming New Year, and fell upon these kind 'words to self', written by Donna Ashworth. They encapsulate beautifully, everything I feel I want to say....


On the stroke of midnight tonight, you can resolve to be better, if you like…

to be fitter,

to eat cleaner,

to work harder.


On the stroke of midnight tonight,

you can resolve to become a whole new you,

if you so choose.


Or, you can take a moment to acknowledge, all you already are.

Because it’s a lot.

You’re a lot.


And you deserve to be commended.


On the stroke of midnight tonight, perhaps you could congratulate yourself, for coping.

For breaking, again,

and for rebuilding, again.


For catching the stones life has thrown at you,

and using them to build your castle that little bit stronger.


You have endured, my friend.


And I don’t see the need to resolve to become a whole new you, when you are already so very much indeed.


Happy new year.


You made it.


Now let us face another 365 day-turn, arms wide, accepting, embracing and ‘seeing’ each other, for all we are...


Donna Ashworth

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