Celebrate this Week : February 11, 2017.
What does it mean to celebrate?
celebrate |ˈseləˌbrāt| verb [ with obj. ]
1 publicly acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event)
with a social gathering or enjoyable activity
I am hereby publicly acknowledging five significant happenings in my week past.
I. This week, I was home. Every morning, before the sun rose, I enjoyed coffee with my guy. No airports. No hotels. I celebrate home!
II. This week, teachers’ emails inspired me. I celebrate inspiration that comes from others.
I received an email from a teacher who attend a PD event that I delivered a quite a few years ago. I feel so honored when a professional acquaintance from long ago reaches out to me now. Her questions inspired a post. Check it out. I love it when we touch each other digitally and sparks of inspiration ignite ideas.
I received an email from a teacher who attended a PD event that I delivered last week. I love it when a new PD acquaintance extends our association beyond the PD site or event. Because of her email, I added some resources to my online PD Center. I also posted another set of Simple Sentence Maps. Another digital touch that inspired me.
III. This week, I enjoyed writing my Tuesday Slice of Life, “Beak-to-Beak.” I also had time to read more slices than I normally do. And I love the digital touches we get to receive and leave in our blog comment boxes. I celebrate the online communities of writers and educators that I’ve joined this past year.
IV. This week, we* got together to celebrate another birthday kid. One of our nine-year-olds. We spent time in the evening doing the traditional things: singing, blowing out candles, eating cake and ice cream, opening presents, playing with new toys, sharing stories and laughter, catching up on recent happenings, and giving hugs– real-time touches— all around. I celebrate my family.
* ‘We’ includes my husband, my kids who live nearby, their spouses, their children (the cousins), and me; usually 18, sometimes 26, in all.
You really must come on over and celebrate at Discover Play Build with Ruth Ayres and others who have linked in to share their celebrations.
Thank you, Ruth, for inviting us to celebrate with you!
Being home (your place and your people) is one of the best reasons celebrate.
Home sounds like a fabulous place to be. I’m glad you had a great week.
Thank you! 🙂
A happy and full week – what a gloriously big family you have around you!
And a happy week to you, Tara!
I am so glad that I have met you through our online communities – Celebrate, Poetry Friday, and Slice of Life. I love the term “digital touch” because I know my life is richer because of them. You have such special celebrations this week! Have a great Sunday.
Me too, Leigh Anne. Thanks!
Wow, that “we” is a large group, and it sounds like a happy week full of celebrations. Always nice to get home!
Home is truly “sweet home.”
What a great week of celebrations. Home and family are definitely reasons to celebrate. I love that your PD inspires others, but also brings you inspiration. It definitely works both ways.
Yes, Lisa, it does!
Nothing beats those real time touches and birthday celebrations with family! Glad you had some time at home this week. The digital touches are another joyful piece of your celebration puzzle.
Thank you, Ramona. I like your phrase “celebration puzzle.”
Alice, you had a week full of celebrations that brought people together. Isn’t it wonderful to be surrounded by those you love and/or admire?
Yes, it is, Carol. Nothing better!
So much to celebrate! I love to travel, but there’s nothing quite like coming home again, and just being home with the people you love!
You are so spot on, Jane!
Being home is wonderful. Having all the family together is special.
It doesn’t get any better!
Home is my happy place. The peacefulness, craziness and calmness all rolled into one happy spot. I am pleased you had so many special celebrations.
Thank you, Maria. Home is a happy word for me.
What a wonderful week of celebrations, Alice! I also love being home after a week of craziness. Glad you had some time to reconnect and take a few minutes for yourself.
Thank you, Jennifer. Glad you stopped by to share.