Saturday, January 23, 2016


Ruth Ayres has a link-up on weekends where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.

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.


  1. I admire smaller celebrations that often get overlooked. As the years creep on I am talking the smaller ones are as important.

  2. Any celebration that begins with chocolate is a winner. Hope the hovering worries dissolve and you find more to celebrate.

  3. I'm glad you changed your mind about 'grumbly', but if you need to, you can be that. I agree with your last line, Crystal, true every week! "The act of looking for those celebrations chases away the shadows or at least pushes them back a little." Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  4. Some days I wonder if there is anything to celebrate, but I always can find something. And we should be looking for the celebrations especially when they are not as easy to find. Chocolate is always a good way to start.

  5. Great word "grumbly". I like how you honor your feelings.

  6. Looking for celebrations does help chase the grumblies away! Hope the worries lessen as you move into a new week.