The heart knows what it wants. You just have to listen.
Take for example these fun salt-and-pepper shakers I picked up on our vacation last year in northern Michigan.
I loved them at first sight.
My head said, “No place to put them. More clutter. Too tchotchke.” So, I walked out of the north woods souvenier shop (birch bark ceiling and all) without them.
But my heart would not be quiet. 24 hours later, I still longed for the kitschy, fun Paul Bunyan and Babe. After intense negotiations with Mr. People Equation, we returned to the store and made “the twins” part of our home.
These days, Babe and Paul hang out in a glass-front cabinet in my house. They fill me with an inexplicable joy every time I see them . . . and I thank my heart for speaking up.
What is your heart saying? Are you listening?
Don’t worry . . . your head will catch up soon enough.