Happy Spring Everyone!

We may still be in for a few weather surprises but it is so wonderful to see more signs of spring almost everyday. Nature's spring renewal always gives one more hope, enthusiasm and optimism, all of which are welcome these days.

One thing that has given us great joy is that gem and mineral shows are starting up again! Not as many as we were used to doing but it is a strong hint that life is getting back to what we used to consider as normal. It sort of feels like we are emerging from a cocoon! It will be wonderful to see a number of the people who are normally phone or internet contacts.

If spring's arrival gives you a burst of enthusiasm, you might appreciate these quotes:

From Thomas Oppong: "To truly excel, you must first create for the most important audience of all: yourself."
From Marjorie Hincklet: "The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead."

So a takeaway from all of this is to remember to be kind to yourself as you welcome the spring!

Stay safe and well and be hopeful!


Meredith, Brent and Carrie