Saturday, September 24, 2016

Celebrating Small


  Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and linking with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for helping us celebrate together!  

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.”  ~ Albert Clarke

        I've been paying special attention to small things this week, those tiny things I enjoy, noticing and celebrating that I have them in my life. I've started a list, and hope you have one, too, at least in your mind as you live your days.


  • a tall glass of iced tea
  • a perfect yellow leaf with a final touch of green - spring memory
  • sprinkler sounds still here, not for much longer
  • grilled cheese with a favorite bread
  • a smile from a stranger as I waited for a green light
  • a "like" for a review on Goodreads
  • a "found" note from my mother
  • a haiku sent to my inbox
  • one last ladybug
  • grand-girl laughter
  • conversations with my son and daughter
  • finding a requested book for a customer
  • new baby pictures posted on FB
  • surprise books in the mail

The week has been good!

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful list of good! xo

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    1. Thank you, Loralee! Fun to actually write them down!

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  2. A lovely list. A life love list.

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    1. Oh, I love your title, Terje! Thanks!

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  3. Celebrating the small things. Often those are best celebrations especially as the years creep on for me. Thank you for sharing your list.

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    1. You're welcome, Maria. Those little things add up for me in a good way!

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  4. Isn't it amazing when we take the time to look at the small things...like a glass of iced tea...how celebratory they actually are. Our fall-like temperatures are on the on way this week, and I cannot wait! So ready for it.

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    1. Yes, they do add up, especially if you really look! We are much cooler at night, and this weekend, but back warm in the day next week. But, fall is definitely here! Thanks, Leigh Anne!

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  5. Thanks to Albert Clarke and you for this quote: "...the gratefulness that makes us happy." I think it's stopping to celebrate each week that makes me remember the happy times. And I love your list of small things to celebrate: smiles, haiku, grand-girl laughter (especially this one) and so much more!

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    1. I loved finding this quote, Ramona, meaningful to all of us who share these weekends, doesn't it? Thanks, and hope your days of poetry are lovely.

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  6. Love the quote and your list. A poem hidden in each one? The "perfect yellow leaf with a final touch of green - spring memory" is a poem in itself. Thank you for this beautiful celebration.

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    1. You're welcome, Julianne, and what fun to think about "my" poems of celebration!

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  7. Love this post. I hope you don't mind, but I followed your lead and made a list too. :)

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    1. Of course I don't mind. I think everyone might benefit from starting, and keeping, a list! Thanks, Crystal, will be over to read your list!

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  8. I wish I had read the celebration posts on Saturday and made my own list. It's really long, but wedding prep has overtaken my time and thoughts. My daughter gets married this weekend. Yikes! It's here!

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    1. Oh, wow! It seemed to arrive so fast! Have a marvelous time, Margaret. It will be so special, I'm sure!

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  9. I'm a sucker for leaves, especially during fall. They're like miniature works of art.

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    1. I do agree, Earl. I've been sweeping a bit, trying to gather a few at a time and I keep stopping to admire some! Glad you love them, too!

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  10. So much to enjoy when you stop to notice! We have a "Good Things" jar that we add to throughout the year and read on New Year's Eve. If we really added *everything* to it, it would take all day to read. Beautiful list, Linda.

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha, what a grand idea to do a jar. Perhaps I can start one with the grand girls?

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  11. Linda, I am so glad that your week was filled with small things that brought happiness to your days. Being grateful is the right approach.

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    1. Yep, I think so too, Carol. Thank you!

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