Combo: Letter A and Happy. I used wooden blocks and this little gingham bear in a centerpiece for a baby shower I recently hosted. Our family is eager to welcome grandson, baby Beckett, to the fold. I was struck by the warmth and generosity of those attending, and the how the talk of babies really does make folks happy. And I noticed an honest to goodness glow in the expectant Mom’s face. She is in the countdown of weeks, not months-but the fatigue of those last weeks was diminished for a few hours while we embraced her with our love and, yes, happiness.