I know this last year felt like a rollercoaster that kept dropping you.

With no bottom. An indefinite drop.

Your head couldn’t catch up.

Your mind couldn’t process it.

And your heart kept trying to mend itself, inside a thousand breaks. 

No mending possible. No chance at a breather.

Today the calendar says it’s a New Year. 

But you are still experiencing that same rollercoaster drop.

You struggle to be hopeful. I know. 

You find it hard to believe that your heart will stop breaking.

But this, whatever this last year was about, will end.

I believe it. Wholeheartedly.

Not because I am an optimist.

Definitely not because of that.

But because it is the truth. 

2021 is going to bring you gifts.

And because of the catastrophic drop you experienced in 2020, these small gifts will bring a smile to your face.

Everything small, will.

You will laugh at the silliest joke.

When you get to hug others again, it will feel like your very first time.

When you go to the coffee shop and sit down with your coffee you will just marvel at it.

Just pure gratitude for all the physical human things we lost in 2020.

And as I am writing this very first letter for 2021 I want to personally wish you strength for the leftovers of 2020.

Belief in life’s undeniable come back.

And last but not least, a reminder that love is always present in physical and non physical ways. Nothing can ever take love away.

I wish you the most meaningful, and spectacularly heart mending year.

2021 is here to remind us that the sun will always rise even after the darkest of nights.

With childlike wonder for 2021,


P.S. May this week’s episode helps bring in 2021 with a bang. Listen here.

Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, and Star Letters, and the host of the Dear Life Podcast. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and just released her second book Where Did You Go on expanding the mind in ways that allows co-creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life. You can find more information on her website and follow her on FB or Twitter.

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