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  1. Don Jones

    Not so much hopes or longings, but more a curiosity. I am wondering if the book I am writing will be finished. And it is just a wonder, not a goal or aspiration because I am happy for it to take as long as it takes. You see, the writing process is also a healing process, so it is a day-by-day process that is going to take as long as it takes.

    2 hours ago
  2. Elaine

    I long and hope for an upending of priorities and choices personally and communally towards protecting and reverencing Mother Earth.
    I long and hope for the gelling and deepening of our climate focused group in a joyful and inspiring way.

    4 hours ago
  3. Charlie T

    Since one of my goals is to be more in the present, I’m trying to limit these kind of thoughts, or at least keep them simple and for others. I try to catch myself when I start a thought with “I wish…“ and I come back to the present with gratitude. I do have goals and plans, but past and future thinking gets me into trouble.

    4 hours ago
  4. Barb C

    This question is relevant every day, since every day is the beginning of a year ahead. I don’t “make resolutions” at the new year any more. As my best friend once said, if something is worth starting it’s worth starting right now, not on a day arbitrarily chosen on a human calendar. I actually try not to set up a list of things I hope for–that way lies disappointment rather than acceptance of what is. My temperament is “hopeful”—I’d say optimistic–but hoping that something very specific happens is something we do to ourselves that can create suffering when it doesn’t play out the way we want.
    But I’m human. So on a personal level I hope my daughters are able at long last to settle their father’s estate, which has been a sad tangle, and that I gain full recovery and mobility in the wake of breaking my wrist on my dominant hand September 1. It will be months yet and my simple longing is to be able to chop an onion without having to provide the cutting pressure with my left hand and without pain.

    5 hours ago
  5. Carol

    Feeling well enough to travel to see my daughter and her family; Peace in Ukraine; Peace throughout the Middle-East; A congress in my country that can work across the aisle and legislate instead of blame and shame; Health, Wealth, Love and the time to enjoy them for all;

    5 hours ago
  6. Nannette

    I hope to learn to believe in myself- to attain and maintain a sober life. I know that I can do it. I have done much more difficult tasks in my life…and being sober is surely something to work toward. I plan to continue with this group and all the positivity that you all give. I am so grateful for this site and the people that come here. My husband and I are traveling for the winter…and I have been without internet or cell service for several days…so have missed being here. This travel will continue for the next several months….until WV is not so gray and cold! Peace and good wishes.

    7 hours ago
  7. Mary Pat

    Good health. A closer relationship with some of my family members. Deepen my spirituality.

    7 hours ago
  8. Avril

    I have three big hopes for the upcoming year. I hope to continue cultivating discipline and being consistent with my practice. I hope be a source of peace in my home–especially with my stepdaughter. Lastly, I hope my impending trip to India is effortless and joyful.

    8 hours ago
  9. Robin Ann

    I hope my daughter will continue on her journey of sobriety. It will be only 3 wks on Monday. She was diagnosed with
    Bipolar this past year and also has diabetes I. For my continued path of reflection of gratitude and overall wellness.
    For much peace and protection of all God’s creatures and land on our home Mother Earth.

    8 hours ago
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      Ana Maria

      Sending you lots of love to you and your daughter. May God bless her in her journey. Thank you for being there for her. A very important part of the process. Not easy! Blessing to you and her medical team as they treat her and support her.

      7 hours ago
  10. Antoinette

    World peace ! 🙏🙌🌳

    9 hours ago
  11. Joseph McCann

    To continue with my abstinence of alcohol, continue on the journey with mindfulness, meditation, gratitude and therapy. As Ringo Starr is fond of saying, Peace and Love, Peace and Love.

    9 hours ago
  12. Butterfly

    I am so fortunate to be living in a place of peace and security so I hope this continues. I hope that I will always have the spiritual peace that I’ve found. I hope my family will be safe. Having watched The Earthshot Prize last night I hope we can sort out the mess and destruction we have made on this stunningly beautiful planet.

    9 hours ago
  13. devy

    That I will become better grounded and continue on my journey of compassion and gratefulness. That peace will come to the world, that the bickering and fighting will cease so that mankind will learn the importance to live in harmony . That we will learn to respect Mother Earth and cease her destruction.

    10 hours ago
    1. Linda

      What a thoughtful response, Devy. Thank you. I will think of this often today.

      4 hours ago
  14. Laura

    To continue on this spiritual journey, and to reflect on and appreciate all the abundance, beauty and love in life.

    10 hours ago
  15. EJP

    I pray that the coming year will bring good health, happiness, strength, courage, peace, love, faith and safety for all.

    11 hours ago
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