It’s been a long time. It’s been over a year since_(fill in the blank for yourself). For me, it was feeling a paucity of whimsy, imagination and caprice. The most recent lock-down was just lifted. My first mission was undisputed. A friend and I headed straight for the Lemon and Lavender gift shop. That is the place where one can be infused with whimsy, enchantment and fairy dust. Whether any purchases are made or just browsing and visiting with the owners, one cannot help feel more light-hearted and joyful spending some time there.
Truth be told, I was hoping to make a purchase. This would be my version of retail therapy. I found a birthday gift for my granddaughter. Then it was my turn. I hadn’t come across quite what was in mind. I asked Antonella and Christina (the owners) for some suggestions for a whimsical item that we might have missed. Antonella found just the right item. I went a little overboard and bought some lovely, new masks as well.
Thanks to my visit to Lemon and Lavender the fanciful, playful parts of myself were rejuvenated. Our time there was a true happiness booster. What have you been able to do to recreate those things that give you joy and playfulness? It’s really an important pursuit to maintain over all well-being in these stressful, difficult times.
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