This week had its ups and downs, but in the end?
All up……….and it was the littlest things, really.
My planters and flower beds are starting to come alive – the shapes and colors are pure happy….
And then I got this note from a new friend:
I guess I should be writing this to you in your blog, but I want you to know I LOVE your writing. I find your website so utterly…soothing. I don’t know if it is because I hear you when I read what you write, or if it’s the pictures of delicious Noah, or the food, but when I am having a crazy day at work (most days – and the only time I can have a minute to read something fun) I read a couple of your posts and feel like I can exhale. Keep doing whatever you are doing- I think it is great and so generous of you to share all of this with everyone.
As someone who creates for a living, I’ve been lucky to be in a position where my work can make someone else happy – whether it’s a birthday cake, wedding make-up or flower garden. And my clients have been nice enough to tell me about it over the years – with cards, calls and letters.
But this note takes the cake. Ruth and her sweet family moved into our neighborhood a few years ago and Noah and her son have been friends ever since. Ruth works a demanding full-time job in the city and I don’t see her nearly as often as I’d like. I knew she read (and liked) my blog, but had no idea how she felt about it till now. I’m still beaming.
I’ve shared with you here how often I doubt myself and what I’m doing with this little blog of mine, and wonder – is anyone out there even reading? But to know that I have made a small difference in someone’s day…….well, I can’t even put into words how elated this made me feel. Thanks for letting me share this with you.
And finally – I had the BEST day with The Food Yenta and her darling girl today. More pics to come but this is what we had on the ride home:
photo credit: Meredith Keltz
Are you dying? I’m dying still…………
What are some of the little things that make YOU happy? In addition to the above lovelies, I would include:
A spa pedicure.
A pretzel croissant from City Bakery.
The way the back of Noah’s neck smells.
Having my hair blown out (seriously, if I struck it rich I’d have this service on a regular basis – LOVE).
A perfect B.L.T.
Share yours here!
And have a great weekend.