It was there all along

Today my friend and I had a fantastic afternoon together and we found the most amazing store called Zakka Shop. It was beautiful, the owner was lovely, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The moment that struck me the most, however, was when I asked the owner casually how long they had been opened.

"Oh, since 2006," she replied.

This was shocking news to me. Why? This store is less than four blocks away from my house and I had never seen it before.

Why not?

Probably because I've been...


Or perhaps...


I resolved immediately to do less texting and calling, and more opening my eyes to what is immediately around me. We'll see how it goes.