So Glad

If you come back enough you’ll see: I love words and quotations. Hafiz said: “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you’re alive.” Well, Friends, that is what I’m doing today. In Chicagoland, it is “wint-ring.”  It’s no longer winter; it’s not yet spring—even if the calendar says it is. I’m staying close to warmth, to anticipation, to fun.

The ground is frozen; the lawn sign can’t go up. But boxes can be unpacked. Merchandise is coming EVERY DAY NOW. I’m having so much fun opening boxes, remembering what I ordered, exclaiming at how adorable everything is. I ordered everything; there are no surprises; still . . . I’m surprised, delighted! Colors. Textures. Fragrances. Possibilities.

I’m so glad to be having this particular fun, in this particular way, on this particular not yet spring day. I can’t wait to show you all of these glad-making things!