I thought a lot about what might be the best way to start the new year. Maybe favorite 2011 images? Thoughts on what I’ve learned and where I want to go? A look forward to what I’m excited about this year?

Then, on New Year’s Eve, we ordered Chinese food. It was a yummy last meal of the year, and on the morning of January 1, I opened my fortune. Here’s what it said:

What a perfect way to start the year, and a great thought for every day.

When I’m taking pictures, I want the result to come through my eyes, but from my heart.