OLD habits die hard. I decided to do something I haven’t done in awhile. I threw open the curtains in my family room and let the outside light in. The room is small and the dining room chairs have to be moved, to open the curtains. So it had gotten to be such a chore, I stopped doing it. The room has a cabin feel to it and I've preferred it to be dark and a bit foreboding. Makes it comfy, cozy. There is an intimacy there in that room I do not have in the rest of my house. But truth be told, something has been missing. And I knew just what it was. "LET THE SUNSHINE IN, THE SUN SHINE IN." I wanted to change things up a bit. I was itching to see our stained glass windows. I LOVE stained glass. These panels are usually hidden from view behind the curtains. Seeing them again, dancing in the sunlight brought me such joy today. I sat on the sofa with my cup of chai and delighted at the brilliant colors reflecting the daylight. Serenity filled the room. I will never take these beautiful windows for granted again. Do you have a place you can go to unwind from the stress of a busy day?