i turn nineteen years old today, and i thought it’d be appropriate to make nineteen wishes, and i hope that they come true this year. these wishes are for you, and for me, too.
i wish for beautiful and intentional friendships that stretch you and change you and make you a better person than who you are. for friends who meet you for coffee dates and long conversations filled with laughter and tears and smiles and love.
i wish for your feet to travel to places they’ve never been before.
i wish for grace to fall like rain and make flowers bloom in your heart.
i wish for laughter to be the soundtrack to your wonderful life.
i wish for tears and sorrows to be few, but when they happen, may they help you grow. may you embrace the bittersweetness of life.
i wish for you to find inspiration everywhere you look.
i wish for eye-opening and heart-stretching and soul-growing experiences.
i wish for sunrises and sunsets that remind you of your glorious maker and that bits of that same glory are sprinkled over you.
i wish for bravery to never leave you.
i wish for Love to guide you. that you may look at the world with love. that you show love to every soul you meet. that wherever you go, you leave behind a trail of love and mercy.
i wish for shame to be a dim memory.
i wish for sunny days and skies the perfect shade of blue.
i wish for you to uncover the beautiful work of art your life is.
i wish for words that make you feel. i wish for you to read words that make you laugh and cry and dream and want to be more than who you are.
i wish for you to meet people who bring you light and hope and i wish for you to meet people who need you to bring them light and hope.
i wish for long handwritten letters.
i wish for you to know your worth and how loved and special and beautiful you are.
i wish for moments in which you feel free.
i wish for every day to taste like hope.
and an extra wish: may all the desires of your lovely heart come true.