A New Day, A New Year

New Year’s Day has got to be one of my favorite days of the whole year.  Sure, it’s the first day of the new year.  But, I like the feeling I have on this day.  I always seemed to be filled with hope about the possibilities this year can bring.  I don’t know what those possibilities are, but it’s just exciting to think about it.

In the past, I was always worried about what the future would bring.  I don’t know why I was so anxious about it, but I am pretty sure it had something to do with my fear of the unknown.  However, I realize I have no control over what will happen in the future.  I can only control what is happening in the present.  I am going to try very hard to enjoy each moment as it comes this year.

To sum up how I feel, here is a photo that my oldest daughter, Cassie, took of Malia and my nephew.  My daughter, Malia, decided to take a break on the grass and my nephew decided to join her.  They both look so happy and relaxed.  They were enjoying the late sunshine and had no cares at all.  I wish I could bottle up that feeling.  No worries.  Enjoy life!  I love how this picture shows this.  I love how Cassie captured a special moment between cousins.