"I'm excited," Luke shouts as he bounds up to give me a hug.
"How come?" I ask.
"Because I want to be!"
Somewhere between 4 and adulthood, we forget that we can decide to be excited just because we want to be.
As we head into a new year, I'm going to remind myself often that I can be excited -- and happy and hopeful and content and grateful -- just because I want to be.