Celebrate the Small Things 9: Small Miracles and Gratitude Make a Difference #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.
Worry creeps into our heads. The pulse races. The heartbeat starts to pound. The hairy monster you dreaded meeting is right in front of you, worse than you ever thought it might be. Before you know it, you’re waving your hand at the monster, or kicking and shouting outloud. In anycase, the thing you dread the most arrives and you actually pass it. How does it happen? How do you go from biting your nails, your knees shaking, to raising your arms and screaming outloud, “I did it!”
Yes, inner strength and perseverence counts. But today, I’m thinking of our shadow champions. Our dearest ones who hold our hands in the dark when we can’t seem to get control. Today, I’m celebrating my own champions in my life who’ve helped me see through the dark, given me an extra flashlight and squeezed my hand right before I had to face what I really didn’t want to face.
This week I moved to a new home. I cleaned up my old home and managed to get everything done and vacated in the time I’d planned. It was rough. I pushed myself to the limits. I pushed others to the limits but the best part is, they still love me.
I have so many wonderful memories from the past three years in my old home, but now I’m ready to make new ones. So thank you to my partner Dave, my girlfriends Chrissy and Diana and my mom Joyce for all the love and support given through this difficult time.
On the writing side, my computer is up and running again and I’ve been rereading all my notes, my synopsis, and all my short clips of chapters I plan to include in my new working manuscript. Thank you Becky for being such a great writing partner and inspiring me to believe in this new idea I have.
My mother and stepdad came out for a whole weekend and I’m celebrating seeing them as well. They live in Denver, a solid 8 hour drive away from Kansas City, so we don’t see each other as much as we’d like.
My post is short, but my heart is big. Encountered your own small miracle this week with the helping hand of someone you love?
Posted on June 30, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
Glad you got through the move. Now, enjoy the weekend with your parents.
Thank you Alex 🙂
Congrats on your new home! I’m sure you’ll make many happy memories in it. I don’t seem my mom as often as I’d like so I can understand how nice it is that your family made such a huge drive to see you
Thank you Ellen. I am lucky to have a loving mother who tried to make me feel special every day 🙂
Your new house will be full of warm memories in no time.
Thank you so much Diane 🙂
What an inspiring post Erika!!! Love that quote. Have a great weekend.
Congratulations on getting all moved into your new home. We just did that a few weeks back, so I feel your pain!
Thank you Erika. I love you.
Congratulations on getting through the move, and may your new home hold many happy memories soon 🙂
Moving can be stressful and disruptive, but once you’re all settled in, the fun begins!
Congrats about managing to handle the moving part as planned. I know how hard and time consuming it is.
And I totally agree. Its group that holds the strength 🙂
Have a lovely day and week!