There is nothing better than an early morning walk in a garden drinking coffee while observing the birds having breakfast. There is nothing better than sharing a fine glass of wine with friends or a pint of beer brewed by local breweries. There is nothing better than preparing real food with ingredients that are less than 3 degrees of separation from the earth. There is nothing better than watching the wonder in the eyes of our children as they experience the smell of a lilac or the taste of a just picked pea right off the vine. Life is good in Melrose where community and caring for others motivates all of us to be better and do better.