May 10, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things Blog Hop

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 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.


Rebeccah Giltrow said...

Of course you are allowed to celebrate the weather. Sun always puts people in a good mood, so it's worth taking note of :D

Lexa Cain said...

Yes - you can celebrate the sun (or the rain in my case, since we never get build-an-ark-type rain). Taking time to be grateful for anything and everything is the whole point, and your appreciation of your life makes me smile. Thank you! :-)

GioLovesYou said...

Thanks for bringing me back to my blog after wandering away for a bit. Much gratitude to you for bringing me to your words and all the other fine people you are connected to...should be fun!

p.s. More love your way for mentioning Riffy and her Gratitude Board. :) xo <3

Bethie said...

Celebrate Celebrating! What a cool post. People being happy makes me happy--so does the sun! I put it on mine too.

michelle said...

Yay for finding this Bloghop!

Celebrating the weather is a good thing... though my experience has led me to believe that humans don't really know what they want. When it's hot, they hope for cooler weather; when it's freezing, they hope for warmer weather... something along those lines... ?

And congrats on the beginning of your MG book!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Writer In Transit

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by Rebeccah, Lexa, Gio, Bethie, and Michelle--and especially for taking the time to comment.

VikLit said...

Thank you for joining in the blog hop!! Welcome :)

T. Drecker said...

Oh, I celebrate the sun. Definitely! Great that you found time to work on your Wip. That's not always easy :)