I love bookstores. They make me happy. Especially the children's section, which is always the brightest, cheeriest spot to be in the whole place. I don't know what it is about the kid's section--maybe it's the colorful book covers or cozy nooks where you can read or the laughter and smiles of children running around with their new books.
Today I spent my afternoon at a local Barnes and Noble, checking out the collection of children's books. After grabbing a stack of books to look through, I sat on the stage in the kid's corner and read for a bit. It was really nice--and relaxing. As I read, I observed the scenes unfolding in front of me...happy children rummaging through books, parents curled up with their kids on the floor sharing a good book, and the wonder and joy on children's faces as they became so wrapped up in the story they were reading.
It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.