#2,586 A Good Day.
by Erin Napier
Today was a beautiful day. A very good day. This is why.
I had lunch on the porch with my family, which included a little nephew who plays in the dirt and picks up lizards and scares me with them, a boy who wouldn’t exist in our lives if not for the miracle of adoption.
And because of the way sawdust falls in a beam of sunlight:
And because the dog house got a roof today:
And the heart of my city glows like a lantern, guiding me home:
And because my parents gave me a notebook with my grandfather’s signature on it and all of my grandmother’s handwritten dessert recipes inside.
Because life is a gift. Every minute of it. I hope you found it to be that today, too.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!