Posted by Duff


This morning, I awoke to two children completely taken with the magic that is a new day.

Atticus woke up slowly, singing “Happ-eee. Happ-eee.”

The Dervish came pounding down the hall: “Mommy! Look outside–it’s SNOWING. Is it Christmas?”

Whose children are these? Can you imagine how fantastic it would be to greet your days like this, rather than grumbling at your alarm and meeting a reflection of puffy eyes and sheet marks? Typically, neither can I.  But this morning, I could. And it really did feel like Christmas.

Optimism, like the sniffles, is contagious.  Feel free to sneeze your hearts and flowers on me, anytime.