Celebrate the Small Things 8: Optimism Gets Me Everywhere #FridayFeeling

Fridays are all about celebrating the Small Things thanks to a weekly blog hop created by author Lexa Cain. Joint co-hosts this week are authors L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog The mission coincides with what I’m hoping to do with my own writing, inspire and focus on the light when those slippery shadows creep around our shoes. Want to sign up? Click Lexa Cain’s link to find out more.


What is optimism? Why do some of us have more than others?

op·ti·mism, According to google:

ˈäptəˌmizəm noun

  1. 1.

hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.


And Lucille Ball said: “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

I whole heartedly agree, and to celebrate the small things, here’s what I’ve been most optimistic about:

  • Wednesday, June 13, I got the word from my real estate agent that a truly pesky bank and a last lien note on the house I worked to buy finally cleared through the underwriters. I don’t know if you know much about technical paper work and real estate, but I learned a lot about it these past couple of weeks. Every day, I waited, praying, hoping that the details would go through. My stomach is still all knotted up as I faced fears of where would I live, how would I afford moving twice, once to a storage place and second to the home? But at the last minute, my hope and optimistic outlook paid off.


  • Monday night, the kids and I made the best of our packed up home and built a fort in the living room and slept on the pull out couch. We watched a really great movie, A Dog’s Purpose. It almost brought me to tears, then made me smile, then brought me to tears again, and left me with the best feeling in the world about animals. I highly recommend it. Original, gripping, each scene and actor in the movie was spot on and held my attention.


  • Lastly, through all the mess of scheduling utilities, I am moving in my new home as you read these words today! So bare with me through the next week. I promise to be back with a force when I have my writing desk and all my things ready to go. Trust me, it won’t take long 😉

Happy Friday all, believe with all your heart you deserve your dreams.




About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on June 16, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Awesome everything went through with your new house. It’s amazing how much paperwork and legal junk go along with buying a house. Good luck with the move.

  2. I’m so excited for you! I moved 35 years ago and still haven’t recovered. Good luck with your new home!

  3. spunkonastick

    Happy moving.

    I remember building forts on our enclosed back porch when I was a kid. So much fun.

  4. Great news on the house…that’s huge! Love the optimistic attitude. I don’t think being optimistic always has a positive effect on circumstances, but it does always have a positive effect on the optimist. I’m an optimistic realist, and that works for me. Camping in the living room/movie night is a great family thing to do.

  5. I like that quote from Lucille Ball. That’s VERY helpful! Congratulations on your new home. That’s awesome!

  6. Congrats on the new home!!!!! Are you in? I’m so glad the hurdles were overcome. That’s a big thing, not a small thing. Enjoy.

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