Counting my blessings as the world’s coronavirus cases are raging in India and South America, driving new case numbers to a week-long sustained peak above 800,000 for the first time. It feels dire with new variants crippling India’s healthcare system. The U.S. pledged medical aid and supply aid to India last week, as India shared critical support with the U.S. in its struggling days a year ago. The pandemic is far from over, but there are little signs of hope. If there’s anything I’ve learned in this last year, it’s to appreciate each and every moment, and to work to fully BE in each and every moment. Getting too far ahead in mind can wreak havoc. AND I’m saying my blessings as I received my second vaccine dose yesterday. I feel such gratitude to be living in a time where science has been able to bring a shot of hope in such a miraculously short amount of time. To not worry about going out in the world to earn a living and therefore, not being an undue burden on a strained health care system feels like everything.
With that, here are some treasures I spied on a walk with my son last week. The tree peonies blew me away, especially that peppermint stripe knockout. I have never seen anything like that in my 26 years as a florist! I’m reminding myself, treasures are all around, and it’s truly the little things that bring joy.
Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.