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Saturday, January 18, 2014


Discover. Play. Build.

I'm glad you are here to celebrate! For more information, check out the CELEBRATE This Week page. Please use #clebratelu to share.
I needed to hear these words from Gari Meacham about failure.

Colby Sharp restores my belief in the importance of instructional coaching.

I came home to this. Friday night and they are reading. This is the magic of Harry Potter.

She's baaaaaack!

I'm celebrating this post and this post. Writing them impacted me in big ways.

I loved reading every single celebration from last week. I hope you bring a friend to the celebration this week. Thank you for finding joy in the big and small and sharing it here.


  1. Ruth~ I can't tell you how much I appreciate this community. It has writing more regularly and I surprisingly I have found Friday night and Saturday morning are my favorite times to write, weird I think! I also LOVE that I have trouble choosing just what to celebrate!

  2. So glad you had such a nice week, Ruth! Thank you for all! I enjoy every Saturday!

  3. I agree with Deb. Focusing on the celebration ramps up the joy in ALL things...this week, the SMALL things!

  4. Another week of celebrations for all of us - especially that Christy is back! Thanks for giving us this venue, Ruth!

  5. I too have an uncontrollable urge to take pictures of people when they surprise me by reading! Have another great week ahead of you!

  6. Wow - that Gari Meachum post is powerful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Congrats on reading every single celebration last week! Reading them makes me smile and you should be grinning from ear to ear, because you made this happen. I love that Christy was nudged back into our blogging world. Have a great week Ruth!

  8. Thank you for sharing all these great things but I think Gari's words spoke powerfully to me as well. Thanks for "celebrating this week".

  9. This is such a lovely community - I have been reading these Celebration posts on many blogs I regularly read and realized that this is something I need to be doing. So I have joined! Thanks for providing such a wonderful way to share our gratitude and joy. Love the pictures of your keen Friday night readers!

  10. Ruth, THANK YOU for the opportunity to celebrate every week! It's a highlight! :)

  11. Thank you! It tickles me to be part of your reason to celebrate this week. I love those Friday night readers, your faith in instructional coaching, and especially the way your own writing (which has such an impact on all of us readers) has impacted you.

  12. Thank you again for this day of celebration!

  13. Thanks again for doing this! I am finding it so meaningful to look for the celebrations in life. :)

  14. Love celebrating with this fabulous group every Saturday! Those Harry Potter readers at your house are fabulous - I celebrate readers wherever I find them.


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