For more information about why we celebrate on Saturdays, check out the CELEBRATE This Week page. Grab the image and share one or many celebrations from your week. They can be in the form of images, links, or texts. The only "rule" is you find something to celebrate and share it with others. Then comment on some other celebrations.
Celebrations from My Corner of the World
I'm celebrating these treasures today. Instead of quickly collecting words on the page, I'm sitting quietly and waiting for the words to find me. I'm blessed by friends who offer inspiration and encouragement even on the tough days. I'm remembering an important new layer to my writing process. I start by reading inspiring words. These books are fueling me to write with courage and truth.
Christy Rush-Levine sent this book to me. It is charming and helps me believe in living celebration.
Franki Sibberson sent this bit of happy mail to me this week. It's a book about pausing and discovering positivity. (The title is a fun play on words.)
I've been thinking about this journal since I found it in my mailbox at school from Tam. I knew I wanted to use it in connection to my new writing project, but until Friday I was sure how. I presented about Celebrating Writers in Michigan on Friday. There's a cool thing that has been happening recently when I present, as well as in response to some of my blog posts. People are sharing their stories with me because they were touched by one of my stories. I love this. I've decided these stories and connections are precious and I want to keep them. I think this journal is the perfect place for this collection. It will be evidence of the things that truly matter -- the stories and compassion that hold us together.
Stories matter. Always. I can't wait to read the celebrations happening in your corner of the world.