We wandered around several shops with their aromatic soaps and candles, their throw pillows, scatter rugs, t-shirts and inspirational cards and books.
Surprisingly, I found some pretty good quotes and life lessons scattered among the various displays of goods and wares.
Which one is your favorite saying?
Normally mine would be along the lines of "something to look forward to."
But these days I'm more relaxed, content to let the time go by, and I'm more inclined toward the "sand in your toes" or "enjoy the ride" philosophy.
Soon enough we'll be back out in the world, seeing old friends, meeting new people, engaging in our regular activities and embarking on new adventures.
But for now, let's just relax and enjoy the day . . .
And not lose our perspective or self-confidence.
But don't rely on me. The gift shops say it better.