Celebrating is about finding joy within each day. Sometimes we don’t think we have reasons to celebrate, but if we look closely, I know a reason to celebrate can be found. So every Saturday, I will take part in sharing a celebration from the week. Thanks Ruth for inspiring writers!
I’ve been sitting at my desk, days on end (it seems) creating plans for working with teachers. I enjoy my view (when I look up from my typing), because I can keep tabs of happenings on our street. Plus I get to watch nature change with the seasons. The maple is slowing turning red. Just the tips of the branches have color, but each day the color seems to slide along the branches, reaching to hug the trunk with its color. I also have holly bushes right outside my window. This week I noticed all the red berries. That made me smile and celebrate. Red berries mean bluebirds will be coming to visit and munch during the winter days. There is nothing more beautiful than their bright blue against the white snow resting on top of the green holly leaves.
I also celebrated the fact that I did not have to drive 170 miles home Friday evening. My neighbor needed to go to St. Louis on Thursday, so my husband was able to hitch a ride with him. He picked me up after my long day at school and drove home. What a blessing to be able to sit back and relax for the ride home!