So, as the year comes to a close, I'm reflecting on mistakes. I don't want to avoid mistakes, past and future. I want to be grateful for them.
One mistake I'm sure I'm not making is wishing all of you a blessed and wonderful New Year. I hope it's filled with much joy, robust health, and love.
Now, I'll allow one of my favorite writers, Mr. Neil Gaiman, to explain why I'm so in favor of mistakes:
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” ― Neil Gaiman