My happy place

My store is my happy place. 

I am so lucky, because I get to go to work and love what I do. I get to see people when they are celebrating and enjoying themselves. I get to be around people who are being creative. I get to see the seed plant and grow from an idea to a finished project. 

I get to escape the world, and be surrounded by color and art and smiles. 

I love that my store has been the happy place for other people. When sad things are happening the in the world, it is hard to remember that we are more good than not. 

But at my happy place, that isn’t ever hard to remember. 

Baby footprints and Cookies for Santa plates and gifts for grandmother’s birthdays and people just coming to paint because they want to – that is optimism and hope and love.