I'm feeling grumbly today. There are a few worries that are hovering in the back of my brain. Finding my celebrations this morning has been more difficult, but fortunately, not impossible.
I celebrate chocolate. Chocolate tastes divine.
I celebrate books. I'm fortunate to have access to a wonderful library system and also a Christmas gift that allowed me to purchase some fun titles this month. I've recently read books that made me think and I've also read a few that have brought a smile to my face. This reminds me that I want to pay more attention to my 'one little word' smile.
I celebrate the health of my family. We are all basically doing well. It's so easy to take that for granted.
I celebrate the fact that earlier this week our youngest child turned 18. We have two adult children now. Our parenting journey is changing. There are always challenges and rewards to the different stages of parenting. I look forward to experiencing both. Obviously, the rewards appeal just a bit more though. :)
As always, I am less grumbly after thinking through my celebrations. This is why I am happy to participate. There are many good things to celebrate, but they get overshadowed sometimes. The act of looking for those celebrations chases away the shadows or at least pushes them back a little.