Today I am grateful for a beautiful, safe place to raise my family. Yes, sometimes, I will admit, I dream of warmer locations. The winter is way too long for me here. But the spring and summer and fall where I live is absolutely gorgeous and our small little town is right out of a Norman Rockwell print. I have the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker all within walking distance from my home. (Not really those places but you know what I mean.) Our neighbors, our little street, is just perfect. Quiet, but friendly, helpful but not nosey. What more could you ask for?