In these troubling, confusing, and sometimes scary times, it’s important to find reasons to celebrate.
My husband (a reason to celebrate) and I walk Charley every morning that it’s not raining. Occasionally, we are delighted to spy a deer or two. When this happenes, we call that, “a very deery morning.”
On these walks, I celebrate getting about 2500 steps on my way toward reaching my 10 thousand step goal. Before Covid, I routinely got more than that, but now I don’t walk at the mall or at Walmart. This summer when it was beastly hot, I discovered making the loop in my house. One loop earns me about 100 steps. A couple of times, due to weather, I’ve been forced to get as many as 5000 by walking in my house. Not nearly as fun as outside or at the mall but you do what you have to do. And I celebrate I haven’t missed reaching this goal in months and months.
Saturday, I celebrated with my writing chapter on Zoom which we’ve done since Covid. One of the presenters talked about goal setting. I loved it. The presenter was a list maker. I am, too. If it doesn’t get on my list, it doesn’t get done. If I have lots of stops to make, I list the stops in the most logical order to get them done, so I don’t back track. (Perhaps a bit anal, I confess. LOL) I celebrate my phone, and that I’ve learned to use the Notes to make my lists. My handwriting is pretty much illegible these days; typing is my friend.
I celebrate writing groups like this one. I celebrate that by working together we were able to re-invent ourselves. Everyone needs to do that at some time in their life. Sometimes more than once. I celebrate the Isn’t it Romantic Book Club and the Giveaway that several of us participated in last week. I celebrate getting to meet new people.
Sometimes our celebrations are little, and that’s okay. Sometimes they lead to something big. I’m celebrating the release yesterday of my 8th published book TAINTED. There were lots of little celebrations along the way to the birth of this book. To begin with that my family and I over lots of years have been fortunate enough to visit Red River, NM, a beautiful small town in the valley between mountains. I love this little town, and this book is in celebration of Red River and all the good times we’ve had there.
Don’t get me wrong. This is a Seasoned Romantic Suspense with the H & H being 50 years old. Bad stuff has happened to this woman and continues to until she gets her second chance at love and her HEA. Would you expect anything else? It’s a romance. 🙂 So I celebrate not only the release of this book, but that I get to share my stories with wonderful readers who are touched by my words. I hope some of you will choose to read TAINTED and write a review. Reviews are super important to readers. I hope too, that my book (and all the books by the authors of WBW) will offer you an escape from what can sometimes be a challenging day and that we offer you encouragement and inspiration.
I wrote this post while I was at my daughter’s house on Monday morning. Both she and her husband had conflicts, and I stayed there while my granddaughter did Virtual School. She had on this shirt and I thought, Yes! The word we definitely need to hear now.
Remember it’s important to celebrate small things, too. Kathryn Jane does a Gratitude post daily on FB. Those posts are forms of celebrations and always uplifting. Do you have things to celebrate? Please share and practice kindness. I’d love to hear from you.
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