the first day of Spring! and some bright yellow tulips that were on my desk when I got into work ~ They were from our director, a little celebration of my seventh anniversary on the job. I love my job, working with some wonderful young women who provide mental health care to families. And the fact that it's part-time and I have a lot of flexibility makes it a good fit for this time in my life.
becoming reacquainted with a favorite author ~ Our book club selection this month was The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchey. It's been years since I'd read one of her books. It was a delightful read and being set in a little Irish village it was so appropriate for the month of St. Patrick's Day.
singing Irish ballads ~ Speaking of St. Patrick's Day, Dan and I celebrated with family at a church dinner. There was the traditional corned beef and cabbage, an auction, and an Irish band. One of my favorite parts is the sing-a-long. Some of the soft ballads feel like prayers.
an impromptu visit to an art exhibit ~ There's an art gallery at our local library where local artists display their work. Yesterday, I went to pick up a book that was on hold and I took a few minutes to go through the gallery. I was blown away by the paintings of artist Cheryl St. John. If you want to take a few minutes and escape, visit her website!
a long overdue hug ~ with someone I've been missing. Such an easy gesture. There's some kind of scientific evidence that supports this, that hugs release stress and make us happier (if you are hugging someone you know. If it's a stranger, the opposite is true!) Which begs the question, why aren't we hugging each other more?!
Hugs to you! and Susanne for hosting Friday's Fave Five each week,