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.
Hello 100! I think of Franki Sibberson every single week when I claim celebration. She nudged me into offering a place to share celebrations. Franki is a mentor to me in so many different areas of life -- writer, teacher, momma, friend. I've started thinking of her as the big sister I never had. It seems appropriate that she begins my list of reasons to celebrate.
- Celebration lightens the load.
- Celebration allows me to find the simplicity in life.
- Celebration gives me the chance to unwind.
- Celebration forces me to live unhurried in a hurry-up world.
- Celebration turns my story from hard to good.
- Celebration rewrites the story I'm living.
- Celebration offers hope.
- Celebration connects us to one another.
- Celebration saves me from darkness.
- Celebration makes a difference.
It's a gut-wrenching story, yet the principal led with compassion. The mantra this week became be gentle with yourself and others.
Sometimes celebration quietly claims space in our hearts. When there's nothing to celebrate, it's a brave choice to be gentle with yourself. Being gentle is a celebration.
Too many times I've wondered if CELEBRATE This Week is worthwhile.
You don't do something 100 times if it's not worthwhile.
There's no fanfare this week. This seems ironic. Shouldn't a celebration link-up have a big shindig for 100? On second thought, perhaps it is just perfect this way. When you learn to celebrate every week, you learn to find the quiet, but mighty celebrations. This is grit. Finding something to celebrate, even when it seems impossible. Celebration is sometimes quiet, like the whisper of a butterfly.
Thanks for joining me. You remind me that celebration is a very worthwhile practice. You give me permission to be myself, even when it's in a quiet sort of way.