Why do nearly 40% of the U.S. population celebrate St. Patty's day? Is it the green beer or the fun costumes people get to wear? 

Let's get into the spirit: sing a song, dance a jig, swig a beer, and be joyful today. 

Standing with my daughter inside a huge Christmas tree located at the Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona. 
I love being surrounded by the good energy of my daughter, Janelle. She's a living spark plug!

I hope you feel joyful or at least hopeful that the new year will bring peace, happiness, and health. We sometimes get so caught up in all the activities, the fun ones and the chores, that we miss out on the special warm cozy feelings of love, connection, bonding, and closeness that we all need and crave.

Take a deep breathe in and resolve to see, hear, touch, and smell the things around you in this very moment. Enjoy the season!