Saturday, January 14, 2017

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!  

     "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." ~ Hans Christian Andersen

        Everyone must know that the pleasure of my weeks includes my friends and family, most lately spending time with the grand-girls, once or more times a week with each one. But there are other things that keep my life happily traveling. 














A small list of goodness:

  1. a poem that touches me
  2. smiles from others on my daily walk
  3. writing a poem
  4. one chickadee "dee-deeing" each morning
  5. starting a book I know is going to be a terrific story
  6. blooms on a houseplant
  7. an empty dishwasher
  8. clouds
  9. warm socks
  10. baking smells
  11. falling snow
  12. a letter in my mailbox
  13. early morning feelings that the day awaits
  14. the shapes of trees in winter
  15. Saturday celebrations
              Enough!



30 comments:

  1. Love your small celebrations this week, Linda. Each one weaves together a wonderful week!

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    1. It's a pleasure to "notice", Jennifer. You've given me a metaphor for my week, a tapestry! Thanks!

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  2. This list makes me think of the phrase, "stop and smell the roses." It should be changed to "stop and notice the celebrations of your life." Life is good!

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    1. Yes, it is, and you're right about "small the roses", one old phrase to keep close. Thanks, Elsie.

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  3. Warm socks: love that celebration. I always put a warm sweatshirt on when it comes out of the dryer. Makes me happy :)

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    1. Ah, that dryer warmth is something to celebrate for sure.Thanks, Maria.

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  4. such beautiful poetry Linda, thank you for such wonderful reminders of all the goodness...I would love to read your new story when you are done...xo

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    1. Thank you. It's an everyday thing that I look for things I'm grateful for.

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  5. A list of goodness is a poem of a grateful life. Grateful to read and absorb your goodness.

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  6. #6 and #7 are happening in my house right now - bliss!

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    1. There are chores that somehow I dislike a lot, and emptying the dishwasher is one. I'm not sure why, but there it stands! So, empty is a delight.

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  7. Your list reminds me of The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha. There are just so many simple things to celebrate in life!

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    1. I'll need to look for the book, Lisa. Thanks!

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  8. Wonderful list! I like poems, letters, trees in winter... and Saturday celebrations, too.

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  9. Both of my grandmothers lived far away when I was growing up and I rarely saw them - I'm glad to live close to my mother and mother in law, so that if I one day have children, they'll get wonderful experiences like the ones you share!

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    1. Thank you Jane. I had the pleasure of wonderful grandparents, not so close, but I spent weeks with them in the summers, so I am trying to be a good one for my grandchildren. I hope your wishes come true!

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  10. Every item on your list creates joy in my life when I take the time to notice. Thanks for reminding me to do so!

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    1. You're welcome, Molly, happiness is good to share!

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  11. Linda, I love reading about your celebrations and am so delighted to have received a postcard poetry pome from you.

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    1. And am happy you received it, Carol. It felt like a special picture just for you.

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  12. I love your list of goodness Linda. All things that sound good to me too! Simple, everyday things that we sometimes forget to appreciate. Beautiful celebration.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, makes the days brighter!

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  13. Wonderful list of Joys! I love our poetry exchanges for receiving a real card in the mail.

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    1. Yes, those postcards have been special, I agree!

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  14. I love lists of small things to celebrate. Your list is warm, calm and filled with joy. My list always includes a cup of tea. A bit of sunshine in winter is already a big thing.

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    1. We mostly have sun, Terje, and feel lucky, but snow is coming so today is cloudy, time for cozy blankets & tea!

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  15. So much wonderfulness in your list of goodness!

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    1. Thanks, Crystal, yes, each one a good thing.

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