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The art of celebrating the small stuff.

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I am so happy to be part of the ‘Declaration of You‘ blog tour.  The book is new on the shelves,  looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my grubby little paws on a copy! 

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The Declaration of You, published North Light Craft Books and available now, gives readers all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! This post is part of The Declaration of You’s Blog Lovin’ Tour, which I’m thrilled to participate in alongside over 200 other creative bloggers. Learn more – and join us! – by clicking here.”

I enjoy celebrating the successes of life, my life, your life, their life, big or small.  Sometimes I can celebrate the unsuccessful if another opportunity presents itself instead.  Celebrate the knowledge that somethings just aren’t meant to be your success, because your door is just around the next corner.  A few more steps to your celebration of that achievement.

Celebration is a big exciting word, it brings big exciting things to mind, parties, promotions, sales, events.

Remember that celebration is a lovely flexible word too, it likes to enjoy your smaller joys and helps you celebrate them with as much vigor as those biggies which pop up every so often.

Heck, I celebrate if I walk into a room and remember why I am there and what I am looking for!

Small successes I celebrate include discoveries, observations, treasures and milestones.  Here are a few.  What would you add?

Picking a few sweet peas every morning as they are my favourite flower in the whole world.

Finding a cool mushroom growing in the woods as we pass on the way to school.

Finishing a run having enjoyed it (got to admit, this is not often!)

Making a new playlist and not fast forwarding through every other song.

Finding out that new song from the radio is in my iTunes library after all.

Finding a great book at the library.

A letter in my mailbox with the real handwriting of a friend within.

Writing and sending a letter or a postcard to faraway friends and family.

Stickers.  I am fairly sure I used to buy sticker books for my boys so that I could play too!

Surprise gifts for me and from me.

Finding beads and buttons at yard sales.

Stationary and lovely paper.

Thrift store shopping.

Yard sales which turn out to be full of treasure.

Discovering a new fruit or vegetable at the Farmer’s Market and having a chat with the grower about the possible recipes.

Growing vegetables and herbs and getting enough to share with friends and neighbours.

A fresh tiny tomato warm from the sun.

Visiting the Art Museum and seeing my favourite painting.

Taking photographs every day is a mini daily celebration, like a little souvenir of the day and the moment.

‘Take out’ food straight from the box.

A bag of ‘Maltesers’ all to myself.

A cup of coffee with lots of frothy milk.

Making bread dough and watching it rise and rise!

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