Ruth reminded us that it is important to celebrate, even in times when we don't really feel like it. Sometimes celebration is hard. Sometimes it is difficult to find the bright spot in the gloomy day (or week). But sometimes, that celebration comes easily. Such is the case this week, having returned from time away that nourished my soul and mind.
Here's what I'm celebrating this week:
Writing: At All Write, I saw the power that writing has of bringing people together. Writing, itself, is a solitary act. It is just the writer and the pen (or keyboard). It is easy to become isolated. However, writing can also connect us. At All Write, I was witness to the friendships that blossomed as a result of people's writing. Link ups like this one and Slice of Life have connected people in ways that takes the isolation out of writing. I am looking forward to becoming a part of this community.
Nature: Sometimes, we need to step back from something in order to see the growth it makes. It's that way with a lot of things. I see my own children every day and don't notice the changes they go through. But when others see them a few times a year, they remark on how tall they've gotten or how much more mature they've become. That was the case with my gardens. I love gardening. I love to sit on my patio and just look at nature around me. A few years ago, my husband bought me an arch for the patio and I planted honeysuckle vines on both side. This spring, the honeysuckle has been very slow to bloom. (It doesn't help that winter just ended a week ago... ) But, when I got back yesterday, this is what I saw...
When I saw these bright pink blooms, I couldn't help but smile!
How about you? What are you celebrating this week? I hope you will share your Celebrate This Week post with Ruth's link up.
Thanks for stopping by!