Celebration: A list

I tried to draft a celebration post numerous times yesterday. In fact, I had a post all ready to go this a.m. but I woke up and deleted it. Sometimes, things just don’t feel right.

But celebrations are important. So, I made a list of ten things that made me happy this week. The first things to enter my head. List making is soothing. Gratitude is huge.

 Celebration: A list There's a Book for That

1. Strong coffee

2. Reading a pile of picture books at 6 a.m. when everyone else is asleep. Then, sitting back and feeling like a whole day of emotions has already been lived.

3. Smoothie inventing

4. Hawk sounds. They are nesting in nearby trees and their cry is beautiful.

5. Family birthdays

6. Evening games of Blokus

7. Laundry on the line

8. Sitting under a tree with my daughter. Reading books. People watching.

9. Soccer camp for my son. Boys and soccer: bright cleats, long shorts, big smiles.

10. Smiling at strangers in busy neighbourhoods. Smiles back.

I hope that all of your weeks were full of small moments to celebrate.

Thank you to Ruth Ayres, for the inspiration and her Celebration Link up that she hosts each week. I treasure this #celebratelu community. Despite our busy days, time is always found to share what we celebrate. It’s like passing a virtual gratitude stone!

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18 thoughts on “Celebration: A list

  1. LOVE lists! And what a wonderful way to summarize your celebrations this week! This feels like a poem and something that would be a great writing activity with my new class – if the strike ever ends! : ( I love that strong coffee is the first on your list! And a pile of picture books is 2nd! Have a great weekend! I’m working on my 10 for 10 post – but having a hard time narrowing it down!

    • Thanks Julieanne. It was strange to get up and delete an entire post but then this one just wrote itself in about 10 minutes. Funny how it goes! Appreciate your comment 🙂

  2. I was just looking for a particular photo & re-found one I took of laundry on a line at the place where I camped with a class last year. It’s such a beautiful place, & the picture made me remember. Love your list, Carrie, filled with good things.

  3. Do you really hang out your laundry? You are so lucky! I loved doing that when we lived out in the country! Sheets and towels especially! Those berries look scrumptious too! I missed our blueberry season this year so I have to rely on frozen ones!

  4. I love your list. My husband and I are moving to a new house. I told him that I wanted a clothesline at the new place so I can hang out my laundry. I love the scent of freshly laundered clothes that have been hanging out to dry. Have a wonderful week.

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