Have a wonderful new year!

Every new year brings hope, new beginnings and promises. My prayer is for all of us to experience the same. It's the new year! And it brings optimism and excitement! I AM excited for 2011!

With the new year also comes the typical practices of luck (bring out the rounded fruits!), feng sui and other similar beliefs. Let's be reminded that our life is first and foremost a gift from God. He has a great plan for our lives and so, instead of trusting your "luck" or some eastern practices, let's pursue God's plan for our lives. That's the surest way to living a life of blessings and joyfulness.

With that said, I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Come on, 2011 — bring it on!