The 4th anniversary/birthday, still never quite sure which it is, of my daily blog post really is about a combination of many factors. Putting one foot in front of another. Starting something. Doing something each day that makes you happy. Add them all together and something is created. I derive great pleasure out of all of this. That is a motivating factor for me in all aspects of my life. I love sharing, telling stories and making people happy. That I get to do it each day is such a privilege to me. For that I thank you. To reading about the experience of us getting married in a little garden overlooking the Hudson, sharing in the loss of one of our closest friends, being part of my whole book journey, the buying of Hawthorne and watching that evolution–to name just a few, all the while we have felt your love & support along the way. I have met and had some incredible conversations/interactions with many of you over these 4 years. Some of you have travelled half way around the globe and I was fortunate to get to meet you. Others pop into the shop from a block away to share your thoughts on one of my displays, quotes, recipes, or just to chat. I am honored. Merci to you all for following along. It really has been such a blast and I look forward to it continuing to be fun and bring us all a smile for many years to come. A quick look back on the last few years with some of my favorite images.