Hey 2018! What Took You So Long?

Happy New Year !

Gott nytt år | Frohes neues Jahr | Feliz año nuevo | 幸せな新年 | Bonne année |  з Новым годам|  新年快樂 | Feliz Ano Novo| नया साल मुबारक हो |Buon anno|Gelukkig nieuwjaar | Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος |Tau Hou Tau Hou |Mwaka Mpya Mpya|Unyaka oNwabileyo | Bliadhna Mhath Ùr | Bliain Nua Shona | سال نو مبارک 

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Happy New Year-0076

A message left behind. Time marches on, the ocean rolls in and out.

Happy New Year-0077

Exactly one year ago, I was with my immediate family on Padre Island, a barrier island along the southern Gulf coast of Texas. We went to Padre Balli Park, which boasts 374-acres for camping, swimming and fishing. It has pristine, soft beach sand that serves as a springboard for recreation in warm, hospitable weather.

On this particular day, due to less-than-inviting cold weather. we were nearly alone on the beach. After driving in from New Mexico, we were determined to put our feet into that ocean water.

We rolled up our pant legs, removed our shoes, and began walking in the sand towards the water break. As we got closer to the water, there was a girl kneeling in the sand.  She was placing algae-covered beach stones into a message.  She didn’t stay after our momentary exchange of “hello.” She left behind her stones that formed this message for anyone who happened by.  I can share it now with you, too.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

Cheers, and happy snapping in the year ahead.

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