Sara has been a friend and mentor to me since my very early 20's, and it is such a joy to have her back in my life since moving back to this fair town. Can't you just tell her sparkle is contagious!!?? 

I credit her, among many other things, with teaching me the gift of offering tea, and not just offering tea, but exclaiming, as soon as someone crosses the threshold into one's home, "I'll put the kettle on!" 

Somehow that simple difference, between "can I make you some tea?" and "Kettle's on!" feels so warmly and completely embracing. There is no question as to one's welcome, no wondering "does my host have time to make me tea, does my host want tea, will I be an inconvenience if I say yes?" and I always feel immediately at home. (Yes, I have a tendency to overthink things, even a simple question like "do you want tea?" I'm working on that:) 

Oh, and she writes! Check her out at 

Thank you for being you, and for being so enthusiastically "kettle's on!" I look forward to many more hours over tea, enjoying our joys and fears together. 🌞