Celebrate the Small Things: Remember the Greatness of Today #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.
I haven’t written a grateful post in sometime. But this week, I have a lot of smiley moments and I need the gentle reminder to believe in the small miracle of today. I need to remember that today, no matter what happens, we are still making progress of some kind. We are still doing something great for someone, no matter if we recognize that or not.
So what has happened this week and what can I celebrate?
Sunday night, my 5-year cat was clearly ill. He moped around the living room and wasn’t interested in dinner time. The biggest problem? He stopped using the litter box and invented a new strategy to use his personal facilities on top of my washing machine. Needless to say, my heart hit the floor. I knew I had to take him in to the vet the next morning. I also knew I needed to shift his current surroundings to keep him from using the same spot in my laundry room. But I always think of the hardest solution, and when my daughter gently said, “Mom. What if you scoot his box forward and close that door. He’ll still be in the bathroom mom. His food bowl could go right there.”
It was so easy. I couldn’t believe my 7-year old came up with such a perfect solution. I hugged her. I thanked her and mentioned what a brilliant solution to the problem she created, and I was proud of her. My cat was better off for the night too.
Monday, Reading several chapters out of the book Wonder to my two snuggle bunnies on the couch, my heart just beamed for the compassion my kids had for the character in the book. The narrator is a fifth grader with a disease impacting his physical appearance. My kids are such bright little souls and I feel so grateful every day I get to hold them and talk to them about what’s going on in their lives.
Tuesday is piano day. My son doesn’t like to practice, but he loves it when he succeeds. I think we sometimes always begin there, with a really great dream we are scared to act and commit to. What if we fail? But the question is, what if we don’t?
Wednesday, a stranger wants to pay it forward. I receive a phone call at my desk about paying off a student lunch balance. I ask her who, she says she has no one in mind. Just the most delinquent account in the school district where I work. WOW.
Thursday, My honey has dinner ready for me and the kids when I get home. He’s just given me back a good hour of my time. I love that. I love that he jumps in to help. On the writing side? I’ve been working hard on so many great new scenes for my star person book. I can’t wait. I am feeling so good about my characters and the direction it’s taking.
Lasty, today is Friday. My heart is full of small wonders and blessings. I want to hold on to that. I want to remember how lucky I am. I want to say thank you and blessings to you for who you are and what you are striving to do. Smile. Shine brightly.
Last great word of the day …
Posted on October 27, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged Celebrate the Small Things, Erika Beebe, kindness, Miracles. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.
That person was an angel to pay that lunch debt.
Always a plus when your spouse helps out.
How is your cat?
He is so much better Alex. I guess kitties get some sort of urinary disease and I think he may have to do occasional anti inflammatory medicine for flare ups. Poor little guy 😦
good to hear you. Life is in small things,and they are sometimes invisible for us. Life is what is happening to us while we are chasing our dreams. Enjoy with your family ! Thank you
Thank you so much Ben. Sometimes it is easier to focus on what is not going right and it drags us down. It was high time to look up. Thank you for stopping in today 🙂
You are so welcome Erika. I am glad to see you here 🙂
What wonderful good things!! I hope your cat is feeling better.
As a parent, I am proudest that my kids are good people. They are kind and thoughtful. If they accomplish nothing else in this world and they have that, then I succeeded as a parent.
That pay it forward…how awesome was that?!
It was so incredible to talk to the lady who wanted to pay he account. I think you are a fantastic parent from reading your posts about your kids 🙂
Wow, what a great post. There are kind people in this world.
It really does help to find the small blessings in every day.
Hope your cat is feeling better.
Thank you Toi. I appreciate you stopping in today 🙂
It’s good to remember our blessings. Especially when times are tough.
Thank you Misha. Small blessings are some of the best sources of inspiration. Thank you for stopping in today 🙂
Safety in numbers. Motivation in numbers. Must be why I do NaNo every year!
Yes there are Jennifer. I wish you much luck this year 🙂