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Friday, January 23, 2015

CELEBRATE This Week: LXVI


I'm glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.
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I'm so tempted to simply say, I celebrate a good week, and call it a celebration. Really, though, it would be a cop-out. So I sit for a moment, breathe good and deep, and think through to a genuine celebration.

I have a life filled to the brim with people who believe in me.

There. Now there's an authentic celebration.And it sure is something, isn't it?
A life filled to the brim with people who believe in me.

I almost missed it -- almost missed this powerful celebration -- because I was in a hurry and a little bit tired. It was there, just waiting for me to find it. Hanging out in the shadows of my mind. Lurking in the depths of reflection.

So here I sit, wishing this and wanting that, and the celebration of this truth finds me.

I have a life filled to the brim with people who believe in me.

This is not a small thing for someone who feels so small. This is not an insignificant thing for someone who is wrestling with the significance of her words. This is not mediocre for someone who is wondering if she's settling for mediocrity.
Celebration finds me and wipes the world clear.
I have a life filled to the brim with people who believe in me.
This is why I celebrate, so I can secure one more week when the lies won't win. I celebrate a week when the world spins truth and I see it. I celebrate a life filled to the brim with people who believe in me.
And I celebrate a heart too small to hold the gratitude and joy.



13 comments:

  1. "I celebrate a week when the world spins truth and I see it." That is perfect Ruth! I love the way you put words together.

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  2. Yes, many people believe in you and how wonderful that you are celebrating it!

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  3. I am so grateful for this celebration community. It reminds me every week to look for the happy things I might have missed otherwise.

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  4. The words you share are worth celebrating. And your celebration this week is a wonderful feeling to have.

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  5. I appreciate the thought, Ruth. I have much to celebrate, but one thing can throw me into a tailspin. Thanks very much for your words, and those of others, here.

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  6. Wow. That is a huge, huge thing. Thanks for sharing it with us. These celebration posts are such a source of learning and inspiration.

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  7. This is a beautifully written post!

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  8. I hope you know that I am one of many who believe in you (unfortunately it is from a distance). You are living a blessed life, even if it becomes difficult at times.

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  9. I love your words as well as your process that allowed the celebration to find you.

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  10. What a lovely celebration... "a life filled to the brim with people who believe in me." Truly a wonderful thing.

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  11. Love you. Our posts are very similar this week....

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  12. I've thought about the same thing a lot this week, having "a life filled to the brim with people who believe in me", realized that I somehow block myself from recognizing this even when it's woven into every interaction I have with friends and family.

    Not that long ago I thanked someone for believing in me and you know what he said? "Everyone believe in you!" And I didn't believe him, couldn't see it, denied that he might be even a smidge right. But this week it hit me that he's completely right...I mean, *maybe* not everyone, but still, most people believe in me even when I don't and I need to open my eyes and soak in their belief in me. I'm glad you found this celebration and shared it with us. :)

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  13. Ruth, the line that resonated with me is "Celebration finds me and wipes the world clear." Celebration is like your magic wand that turns everything into a glistening, shared story. Thank you for your magical thoughts.

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