Yesterday was not my favorite day.
It was 94 degrees in the city by noon. Walking several blocks to an early afternoon meeting, sweat trickled down the backs of my thighs, and the back of my neck dripped.
One word: suboptimal.
By 6:30 pm, when I pulled out the skillet to sauté chicken livers for Petra's dinner, I was a cranky, stinky, melty popsicle. I slept with a fan blasting air into my face, and woke to a marginally cooler morning.
But I'm trying to be a good sport about it, so I opened up my iPhoto library today with the intention of finding pictures that convey happiness, lightness and joy.
I found one that fit the bill perfectly: a snapshot of one of my sisters and one of our beautiful, magical, bright-eyed nieces, having fun on the trampoline at my parent's house. It's early evening, and the sun is low in the sky, and they're bouncing and laughing and wiggling their bare toes.
It makes me smile when I look at it, and rinses away the sticky film of yesterday. I hope it does the same for you.
And here we are: at the threshold of another gorgeous spring weekend.
Get up. Stretch. Find laughter + magic + sunsets.