Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Celebrate the small things ~

I love this blog hop!

Each Friday, we post what we're celebrating - those small achievements for our week!  It can be about writing, family, school or general life.  Then we hop around other blogs, offering congratulations to other people. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Cain's Blog.


A shout out to our fearless director!
Lexa Cain

Let's hear it for our co-hosts!!
L.G. Keltner ~ Writing Off The Edge
Katie ~ the cyborgmom

What am I celebrating? 
1 - My friend, who was not expected to live, (diagnosed 1-20-15), has made a 97% recovery! She'll be discharged from the hospital in two weeks. Her doctors told the family it must be a "God thing." They are completely stumped (smile).
2 - I was nominated for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award."
3 - I won a free copy of Everyday writer, Tyrean Martinson 's "Jumble of 500+ Writing Prompts."  (YES!) See her blog to order a copy!
4 - I'm getting a refund check from my car insurance, who say they overcharged me... four years ago.

I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! Thank you for hopping over here.  
And now ~  the linky vehicle we travel on... hop forth and give kudos!


For those who celebrate Valentine's Day... I love candy too. (hint-hint).
Battle of the Bands plays this Sunday on my music blog!! Come over, and vote for whichever song you like the best... no requirements... no sign in... no snacks (sorry).

36 comments:

  1. congrats to your friend. One of our blogging friends has had a cancer surgery a few weeks ago but cancer is back again and she has to fight it again :(

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    1. Thanks, Dezmond. I shall keep this person in my heart and prayers. I wondered. (smile)

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  2. What great news about your friend! And congrats on the award and winning Tyrean's book. An insurance company refund? That's gotta be real unusual, right? Have a great weekend, and I'm sure the kids at the hospital will be thrilled by your group's visit!

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    1. Thank you, Lexa. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's fun!

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  3. Congrats on the blogging award and on getting money back from an insurance company. That in itself is quite something!

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. Life never fails to surprise me (smile).

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  4. So wonderful about your friend! And the others, as well. I'm off to check out that book! (And I, too, am working on a response to a Very Inspiring Blogger award...)

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    1. Thank you, Diana. Definitely, check out Tyrean's book!!!
      (Next week 's celebration, right?)

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  5. I'm happy for your friend -- a reprieve, a new lease on life, how joyful that is!

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    1. I know, Debra. I just sat and cried... such joy for her and her family.(smile)

      Thank you for your kind words, here and on the other post!

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  6. That's a lot of wonderful to celebrate. Happy Friday!

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    1. Chrys - some times it's like that.

      Happy Friday to you. I hope lots of people will read your interview with Charity! An amazing book she's written, as well.

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  7. 97% recovery!!! That's awesome! And, thanks for the shout-out! :)

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    1. Tyrean - I know, I know - I'm so selfishly happy about her recovery!!

      Yes ma'am! This is going to be one happy resource!!
      [I have the other to acknowledge this coming week. Had to hop around and find some candidates! (smile)]

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  8. Oh my gosh, you've had a truly amazing week! Congratulations on your nominations and winnings, soooo excited for you! And hooray for your friend, that's the best news in the world! Happy Valentine's!

    PS// in love with the falling hearts on the screen! <3

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    1. Lena - thank you very much!!
      I guess you're all packed for that cruise??? Maybe you'll find a fringe bag in a place you stop over... I can dream for you! Have fun. (smile)

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    2. I actually am! (Much to Will's embarrassment). Thanks a bunch :) fingers crossed!

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    3. Yep, we know - fringe benefits (smile).

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  9. Wonderful news about your friend (though that must be a big thing too). We should appreciate those little things that make us smile.

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    1. Mike - so many commented on the original post about her. I think maybe you did too. I wanted them to know how things have worked out. Thank you for always stopping by.

      And your today's daily post DID blew my mind!

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  10. Friends living and the insurance company actually giving, that sure is a great week

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    1. You know it, Pat. Life has such crazy twists and turns.

      Glad you could visit. Looks like your house is full of quizzing peeps today!

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  11. What wonderful news to celebrate about your friend! So wonderful it fills my heart! Everything else pales. :) But good you are finding the positives! <3

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Caring for My Veteran

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    1. Yes, Jamie - this has been an experience. Faith truly is a gift I cherish.

      Hey, but you had a tremendously beautiful celebrate the small things, today. I felt so good when I left your blog world (smile)!

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  12. This sounds like the very best kind of celebration. I love these little floaty hearts too!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Suzanne, I don't know that anything would ever top this, for me.

      (I hope I can remember how to delete the hearts later) ;p

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  13. Sounds like a great week! Definitely worth celebrating.

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I'm so glad you mentioned haircut at your place. I'm now only three months behind! Have a lovely weekend.

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  14. I'm thankful for these love hearts falling like snow from the top of my screen. I'm going to try and catch one on my tongue.

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    1. Aw, that's cute. Not sure if they're cherry or strawberry... might be chocolate! Let me know... still looking for the bubbles I thought I placed on here yesterday (smile).

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    2. They're here now :) The hearts actually tasted like rainbow.

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    3. Like skittles... taste the rainbow?

      Now I'm got bubbles. At least that's the description. ;p

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  15. That's wonderful about your friend! Congrats on winning the award and the book, and for getting a refund check. What an awesome week for you all the way around!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lori. It really has been. :)

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  16. Yay! You had a great week! That's so great to hear!!

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    1. Thank you, Kelley! You had a great week too. (smile)

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