And Most Of All, Be Happy

There are very few things in the world that make me happier than spending an hour in the card aisle at Hallmark.

I'm not kidding.

When I was in high school, I preferred the card aisle at Target. But I've quickly learned that the Target in Winston-Salem has a much better card selection than the Target in Durham. Who knew? However, despite the sketchiness of its Northgate Mall location, the Hallmark in Durham has some incredibly well-designed cards.

And that, my friend, is a rarity these days.

Seriously. For every ten cards I'll pick up, nine of them make me cringe and wonder how on earth I am stuck in school taking exams and writing papers while someone out there is getting paid to make things like that.

But that one remaining card designed by someone who clearly knows what they're doing... I love it. I love searching for them and finding them and being inspired by them.

My friend, Zach Hatcher, gave me two cards at my high school graduation.

I remember this because I was thoroughly impressed that amongst the millions of poorly designed cards in today's world, Zach managed to find not one, but TWO cards that I absolutely loved. TWO cards that I still remember three years later.

In fact, I cut out a quote from one of them and tacked it up on my bulletin board above my desk at school.

Thanks, Zach. I needed to read that today :)