Today is my friend Sal's special birthday. We've been friends for fourteen years and I am grateful for her wisdom, storytelling gifts, and sense of style. Sal is optimistic, even in difficult situations. Her daily tea ritual is an inspiration -- even though she is a working mom of two young children, she takes a sliver of time each afternoon to recharge her batteries. She's a better mom because of it.
Sal, this zinnia is for you. Happy Birthday!