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A New Year Mantra

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You are barely a week old

You have so much more to grow

So much further to go

So much more to show

You can still rise up fearless

Still stand tall and bold

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You are barely a week old

And I already know

That you will be beautiful

You will be strong

You will do a lot right

And maybe a few things wrong

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And this is okay too

For every day is new

It is a chance to prove

That it is not about the battles you lose

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For even after a loss

You are still uniquely you

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It is about standing tall

And giving it your all

About rising up

After every fall

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It is not about a calendar year

Or about a specific day

It is about seeing yourself rise in victory

Come what January, or come what may

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For “happy new year” will soon grow old

New success stories will be told

More destinies will be bought and sold

Many more will give up and revert to the old

Many will slip back into their comfort zone

And others will just do as they are told

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But you my dear

You will stand tall

You my dear

You will not fall

You my dear

You will give it your all

And you my dear

You will conquer all

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You don’t need a New Year Mantra

Nor a list of resolutions

You don’t need a self-help guru

Or to be armed with every solution

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You are ready

This is your year

You are ready

Bid farewell to fear

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You are ready

Your compass is set due north

You are ready to chart your own course

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The time is nigh

You might ask why…

The answer is simple:

You are divine

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Trouble not your head

About what your heart already knows

Doubt not your ears

Repeat after me – I am bold!”

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Stop calculating the years

It should supposedly take

Believe more in yourself

For goodness sake

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Let this be your resolution:

2017 is the year you break

Break your own rules,

Break your own limitations,

Take a break from your rules

Exceed your own expectations

Take the limits off your faith

Take the limits off your race

Take the limits off your insecurities

Embrace the amazing grace

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For where you are headed

You have dreamed there before

Close your eyes and open your spirit

Disregard gravity – Soar!

 

Zeni St. John

  • Stella-Rita St John

    Simply beautiful and powerful inspiration. What a way to start of the new year! May this inspire you, me, and all your readers to do all we have seen ourselves doing, all that lets the joy of living resound in our lives.

    January 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm Reply
  • Ifunanya Nwandu

    I absolutely love this. well done Zeni!!! beautiful piece.

    January 10, 2017 at 8:34 pm Reply
  • Sekyen

    Thanks for the inspiration, I was working on changing my set rules anyway and I expect to exceed my expectations this year! Cheers to a joyous celebration this year xoxo

    January 10, 2017 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • Bisi

    Thank you Z. I really love this piece.

    January 31, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

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