Flowers!  For me, there is nothing like fresh flowers to bring some cheer.  And, since the weather here has turned cold once again, and since I am focusing on being joyful, I bought African violets–one a dark purple and the other pink with white edges–to bring into our home and give us a bit of color.  They  provide an escape from the dreary grays outdoors.

“Earth laughs in flowers.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”