(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

The last week and a half have been bad. But then last night I came home to find a long mint green box on my doorstep from Martha Stewart Flowers. Inside, a beautiful arrangement and a note of encouragement from some really awesome friends. Things are looking up. Flowers can do that to you. Bring them into your home.

[My own home is too dark to take a good picture of the lovely flowers I received so I'm sharing this image of one of my favorite flowers by Laure Joliet, from her blog, At Home At Home.]