Maybe it’s cliché or maybe I’m just a romantic at heart (although I’d be too afraid to admit it out loud – lol) but today my heart feels full. I don’t know how else to describe it. I look around my neighborhood and I can’t believe the PRETTINESS that surrounds me. It’s just so darn pretty! The details on some of the buildings with flowers that adorn balconies are beautiful. Rows of trees that line the streets must have seen decades of Spring blossoms – but Fall is around the corner so the leaves will soon change color! I am excited anyway. I especially love the adorable cafés and little shops that dot the streets in such an inviting way to create community, such a wonderful way to wake up and say “Guten Morgen”. Even the sun shines in just the right spots along the streets. I can’t stand it, I have to pinch myself.