When I saw a weekly "Celebrate the Small Things" blog hop happening over at VicLit's I figured this was a blog hop I could really get into because if there’s one thing I like to do, it’s celebrate. This blog hop motivates participants to share something they achieved during the week, no matter how small it may be.
The rules are fairly simple: Sign, up over at http://viklit.blogspot.com/. Post things you'd like to celebrate. Comment on other people's posts. Feel joyful.
Feel joyful. Celebrate. How could I not join in? Well, maybe because it reinforces what I blogged about a few days ago about how much time-wise social media sucks you in, but details...details...
Reading about the blog hop reminded me of the old Gratitude Board my friend Riffy used to run. It was a place where participants would post things we were grateful for (when we weren’t discussing all the other things happening in our worlds). I tend to be a grateful person anyway—thankful for all the good things in my life. But occasionally when life gets crazy, I start cursing the gods of misfortune and that’s the time I have to remind myself to step back and think of all the good around me, no matter how small, no matter how insignificant it might seem compared to some of the bigger stuff happening.
So, this week I’m celebrating (and feeling grateful for) finding this blog hop. It will be a reminder not to take for granted things like the gorgeous, sunny day we’re having today after a couple of days of get-ready-to-build-an-ark rainfall. Even though I can’t credit the weather as being something I achieved myself, I am going to celebrate it anyway whether it falls under the rule guidelines or not. I am also celebrating that I’ve been able to get some work done this week on a new MG book I started--and that was an achievement that I can take credit for.
Mostly I am celebrating my life this week—which right now is pretty good.
Be sure to comment on this post--and you can make my life even better.