Over the years I have found myself being too busy or overwhelmed to do the kind of celebrating I dream up in my head…big hooplas with fancy decorations matching in color and beautiful in decor. I just can’t seem to keep up with those dreams.
Gradually, over the years, I have found myself finding celebration in the small things…that somehow add up to create the same wonder and fun that the big idea dreams, in my head, do.
We bring out the tshirt blanket, apples, popcorn, crackers and cheese to celebrate having no food in the pantry or fridge to come up with a real meal.
Somehow pancakes every Thursday night celebrates the excitement Friday brings.
A pair of goggles celebrates the end of swimming lessons.
Taking a picture and sending it to Daddy at work always celebrates in the right way.
Chocolate ice cream in bed with the no-bedroom-TV set up in-the-bedroom playing Strawberry Shortcake celebrates the first sleepover.
The camera always shows celebration in the small things. A piece of artwork, a chore accomplished, first day of summer, last day of summer, middle day of summer….
As I type, my husband has run to the store to pick up a slice of chocolate cake and a tub of ice cream…just to celebrate the cool cozy weather and a clean house.
It is all in the small things. Doesn’t have to be big and spectacular…although that is fun sometimes…but these little celebrations bring such joy to my family that it inspires me to keep looking for the opportunities to celebrate our bounty, our triumphs, each other and the lives we’ve been given. Such reason to celebrate!
Here, my youngest and I are celebrating my son’s triumph – staying on green all day at school. Snippet of a movie made in about 30 seconds and sent to his Daddy’s phone to show him our celebration in the small – er, BIG – things…