Dear Friend,

I found a new yogurt, new to me anyway. It’s a full-fat, French-style, yummy yogurt packaged in a cute little glass jar. And on the underside of each foil lid that looks like fabric, there’s a different message. Cute, right! My message was Enchanté.

The word enchanté in French means enchanted, delighted, overjoyed, smitten, or bewitched. It is also a widely accepted term used when meeting someone new; “It’s nice to meet you.”

That’s how I feel about you.

It's nice to meet you, Enchante

I am grateful for each blog subscriber, reader, link-up host, and participant I’ve had the privilege of interacting with and learning from. Because of you, over the last year, I’ve gotten brave enough to post pictures of myself and family, the wonders and woes of my caregiving journey, and other writing. You’ve only responded with kindness.

When Covid-19 had us sheltering in place in March, I started sharing on Instagram, too. Since then, I’ve begun using stories, posting pictures, micro-blogging, and experimenting with all the fun features because sometimes you have to chase the fun (thank you, Annie F. Downs!). Although, I’ve still haven’t learned how to thumb-type any better in the last eight months.

I am grateful for the sense of community, encouragement for writing, sharing of information and resources, and meaningful connections with other public space writers, which can be SCARY. But after stepping into its vulnerability, I found it’s not as scary as I thought because you are there waiting for me.

In my heart, I believe God has given me experiences to share and friendships to make. You have made me feel welcome, and I am grateful. I only hope to encourage you at least as much as I have been encouraged.

It’s been so nice getting to know you.

Your grateful host & friend,


I’m posting in the Five Minute Friday Linkup today. We free-write to a one-word writing prompt. This week, the prompt is GRATEFUL.

You can also find me at the Let’s Have Coffee linkup.


Definition and Usage of the French Word ‘Enchanté’ article & Photo from the article, Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images