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Friday, September 29, 2017

Have FUN {CELEBRATE This Week: 212}

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 hereCelebrate 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.

I sent this gif to Andy today with the message, "I want this."

He thought I was funny.

I like taking time to be lighthearted.

When life gets busy and important, the first thing to go is humor and smiles and cheer. The most important thing I've realized since starting my new job as a director of a professional development consortium is to remain lighthearted.

I used to think if I were lighthearted then I wouldn't be taken seriously. Now I just think this is a silly idea.

The best thing I have to offer is joy. 

If I want to be a leader who uplifts others, then I need to be a leader who is lighthearted. The same is true for my life as a momma...and a wife...and a friend...and a customer...and pretty much any other role in life.

The best way to uplift others is to be lighthearted. 

I'm celebrating the truth that lighthearted laughter is the mark of a strong leader. Just for fun, consider adding a gif to one of your emails or texts. Just do a quick Google search. For example, I searched "Mary Poppins GIF" and in a handful of seconds found exactly what I wanted.

Here's to having FUN!


  1. Being lighthearted is the state I would like to achieve, Ruth. Thanks for the advice.

  2. Lighthearted....possibly my OLW for 2018. Thank you for your reminders.

  3. Planning to keep humor, smiles, and cheer in the forefront today. And maybe I'll even find a GIF for moving.

  4. You make me smile. Every. Time.

  5. It is the best thing to have a smile from someone. I would like a Mary Poppins visit too! Thank you for the smile, Ruth!

  6. "The best way to uplift others is to be lighthearted." Amen.

  7. I love this gif and the reminder to increase the smiles on my own face and on the face of others.

  8. Just yesterday i was texting with my daughters and sent a gif response. They were impressed that their old mom could do that. I thank you for keeping the lightheartedness alive.

  9. Life is so seriously hard. Making an intention to be lighthearted is refreshing and joyful. As I get older, I am trying to do that more and more in my life. Thank you for your words today, Ruth.

  10. Just started my two week Fall Break, followed by a week (almost) at the WIDA Conference in Tampa... so I am going to take these words to heart.

  11. So true. Joy -- we could use more joy!

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