While the majority of the country rang in the New Year of 2013 cuddled under blankets & probably hiding out from cold &/or snow, I was waking up to a January sunrise over the ocean…taking a beautiful walk on the beach with no shoes…& enjoying the paradise it really is. While I took many, many more photos during that walk I thought this was appropriate for today. Palm trees. Warm pools. Greenery. Warmth. All in the middle of winter. Thankful for a new day…a new year…& for waking up being filled with gratitude for all that is. (Tomorrow might be a different story…) But this was my Today.