Celebrating Small Things Today

Sometimes the best part of life is slowing down and celebrating small things. I was reminded of that yesterday when we were in the car and my teen daughter said,

  • “I’m sorry mom, I should have listened, you were right from the beginning.”

A few more small things we are celebrating today and this week:

  • Over the past two months we have seen just about every member of our extended family as we travel through the United States.  We feel so lucky.
  • I write on the Squidoo platform which has gone through major changes and I finally completed updating all of my pages.
  • Several more of my travel photos are now available for sale at Amazon (on greeting cards).
  • For the first time in ages, this week my things to do list got shorter, rather than longer.
  • I found some wonderful old photos in my dad’s storage locker.  This was my favorite.  I am the “older” child:

celebrating small things

Are you celebrating small things this week?

Celebrating small thingsMy inspiration: Celebrating Small Things is a Friday blog hop hosted by VikLit.  You can join in here: Scribblings of an Aspiring Author, and I encourage you to visit and check out some of the other small accomplishments of fellow bloggers.  Also, it’s nice to slow down, reflect and take the focus off of the giant list of things to do and look at the smaller completed list with a smile.

Thank you Vik.

PS: New Zealand is the first country in the world to see each new day (at least it was before Samoa decided to cross the dateline last year).  So, it is already well into Friday in my world!

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    • Rhonda Albom says

      I still like plaid skirts, although here in New Zealand the kids all wear uniforms to school, so plaid has a uniform look to it.

    • Rhonda Albom says

      Thanks Tonja, it was really special for all of us. There was one new baby cousin that I never met and a few of the second cousins that I got to know for the first time.

  1. says

    I put my head in from the Celebrations blog hop, and I’m glad I did! What a delicious thing to hear from a teen (and darn! I wish I’d said that to my parents at that age – their stunned expressions would have been priceless – and their gratification would have been well-deserved!)

    I am glad your extended trip is going well, and am charmed by the family photo. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Rhonda Albom says

      Yes, she probably should have taken a photo of my face. The ensuing conversation when something like this:
      “Mum, are you ok?”
      “Shhh, I am just enjoying the moment.”

  2. says

    Hmmmm….Confession, but I don’t know why I should feel bad because I’m sure it was given to me, but I have a framed 8×10 close-up of that same photo hanging on my wall – I have had it since I’ve lived in this house for at least 12 years – and I am sure it came here with me – it’s one of my favorite photos, hangs right by my front door. I love seeing the family every day when I come home or go up my stairs. :)

  3. says

    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that statement, now usually after a heated argument where he walks away in a huff, but eventually returns and uses this statement to make up! :)

    My fault, I interfere too much!

    Congratulations on your photo sales! The one here is lovely!

    • Rhonda Albom says

      LOL – Sorry to say, but we are expats. I do have New Zealand passport, but I am not a native. Hope that still counts :)

  4. says

    I’m amazed at your energy LOL it’s nice to slow down now and again although I have no room to talk I am in a permanent state of slow down heheh!

    That photo well butter wouldn’t melt Rhonda LOL I love going through my Dad’s old photos it is funny how everyone looked much older than they were then, I put it down to the clothes.

    Have a slowtastic day :-)

    PS: Keep that list down :mrgreen:
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  5. says

    It’s a great experience to look back over old photos, writings, etc. Glad for you that you’ve found that photo. And may your to-do list keep dwindling. I’ve never done squidoo before. There are so many platforms out there, it could drive me nuts!

    I’ve liked your fb page and invite you to like mine too. :)

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