* treasured *

Each Wednesday I post about some sort of treasure I found during the past week. It might be thrifted or found on a walk or whispered in my ear or discovered on a dark shelf in the basement. Something. Anything that makes me feel lucky and thankful. It doesn't necessarily have to make its way home with me - it just has to be noticed. The idea is for it to cost very little and feel very big. After all, this isn't about acquiring new things; it is about paying better attention to the world around me.

If you discovered a treasure this week (a new friend, a snow fairy, a fancy dish at the thrift store, a bird's nest) please do share it, as well as any links, in the comments section below.


Yesterday, just when I began to think about my treasure for the week, a friend surprised me with belated birthday treats. She came to the house for some play with her daughters, and brought along a bag of bakery treats (muffins, scones, croissants), and a big jar of homemade granola bars. Look how pretty!

While these crunchy, buttery nuggets of joy are oh! so good, I find myself deeply treasuring the kindness and love that was behind the gift. Each time I look at the jar, I smile.

Find any treasures this week? I'd love to know! (really, truly)

xo e