It’s celebration Saturday and with a busy, busy weekend, I thought no, don’t have time. But when you get used to celebrating, those shiny pieces of emotion don’t like to be ignored. So late in the afternoon, I am stopping, to do what has become routine and habit. Yet is so much more.
Quickly, my celebrations: three things told through twitter.
This month, my husband and I will travel to Bellingham for the AMAZING Western Washington Children’s Literature Conference. To make it more amazing, I get to visit with these people. And . . . meet Elisabeth Ellington in real life for the first time!
@CarrieGelson@MrShafferTMCE@notforlunch@MsHoughton Yes, I’ll be coming all the way from South Dakota!
— Elisabeth Ellington (@elisabethelling) February 7, 2015
Sometimes a day is long and then out of nowhere a little gift arrives that you really needed. Thanks Jess Keating!
Are you following @CarrieGelson‘s blog? Awesome stuff, including sharing her Ss responses to books! Check it out: http://t.co/sX4elQuoXe
— Jess Keating (@Jess_Keating) February 6, 2015
On a day of amazing award announcements, I got to share one of “ours”
@CarrieGelson Thank you, Carrie. I mean it when I say that’s better than any Caldecott!
— Mark Pett (@MarkPett) February 2, 2015
This week I celebrate all of these things and . . . the pull to celebrate. Celebration is a wonderful choice – one that I’m glad I just can’t miss!
Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community! Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks. Read all of the celebrations by following the links shared here.
Celebrations are shiny pieces of emotion and your tweets are tiny pieces of emotion! 🙂
🙂 Thanks Leigh Anne!
Love this “those shiny pieces of emotion don’t like to be ignored.” So true about the need to celebrate! You and Elizabeth together….wow! That should be amazing. Enjoy and tell us about it!
I know – so excited that we get to really meet! So, very excited!
Don’t you love the Twitter world and how it connects people in ways you never knew possible??
Bingo! That’s exactly what happens.
Special week from Monday on, Carrie. Have fun at the conference. I thought mine was fabulous, & you get to be with special people, too! Lovely!
Really special people. I can’t wait!
These tweets are not character counts but little packages of appreciation, celebration and anticipation. I am glad that even though you are busy, busy, busy, you found time to join the celebration.
Thanks Terje. This community is so very lovely and I love celebrating with all of you!
I wish I can go to the Children’s Conference. I didn’t even know about it. Teachers and librarians get to go to such cool places!
It is fantastic! I will be going next year too! Keep it in mind as a possibility.
I love that line, “shiny pieces of emotion.” I too sometimes wonder if I have enough time to celebrate, but taking the time to revisit those special moments from the week is always worth the time. I hope the Children’s Conference is a fantastic experience. 🙂
Thanks Crystal! I am happy that the celebration has become such an important piece of my week.
Such a treat to click over to your blog and find this celebration! Still can’t quite believe I’ll be meeting you in just a couple of weeks! Then we really will have to find something to call each other besides “best friends we’ve never met.” And I know what you mean about these celebration posts. I skipped a couple of Saturdays ago–just such a busy day, so much kid drama. By the time I got my son regulated again I felt too exhausted to celebrate. But there were, as you say, shiny pieces of emotion even on that day!
I know! I can’t believe it either! I am so very grateful you are going to make the trek to the West Coast for this conference. You will be in wonderful awe of the conference and . . . I get to meet you! Which is of course, of utmost importance!