1. Kindness of strangers. On a walk, Bella's leash released and she was off. She ran into the middle of a very busy road and kept going. I was screaming and scared. Every single car on the road (during a busy evening commute) stopped. Many got out of their cars and helped. A man was able to get her and bring her too me. I'm grateful to have witnessed so much kindness!
2. Bella's new leash with a locking carabiner.
3. Watching my students grow in confidence and ability this week. I love observing how they work together to achieve their goal. (Photo made with WalaxyPic app.)
4. Sunshine yesterday. We have had more than two weeks of rain and no sun. Yesterday, the sun emerged and my students ran to the windows, like they do when it snows.
5. Selah Writing Retreats. Everyday I work a little bit on launching my new business. It's exciting to create something like this.
6. A new book. Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs. It's a book about searching out the simple lovely moments to help save us from our own "broken crazy"! I found myself saying, "Me too! Me too!" as I read this book. It's one I'll return to in hard times to remind me of the lovely.
7. In the muck. I celebrate being, as my friends call it, in the muck. It's a time of transition, changes. It's uncomfortable, unstable, and hard. I'm celebrating this to remind myself of the opportunity to learn while I'm in the muck.
8. Writing notes of kindness. I celebrate notes of kindness. I spent some time this week writing out notes to friends and students.
9. Telling bad jokes to my niece and nephew. I love the Ellen DeGeneres show. Once a week, she tells classic jokes. I am so excited that Jack & Jillian are old enough to get these jokes. I called Jack and told him the joke. He stopped and thought about it and then laughed. There is no sweeter sound. (The joke was...Why do bees have sticky hair? Because of the honey combs.) Hahahaha!!!
What brought joy to you this week? Thank you to Ruth Ayres for providing this space to share our celebrations. Please join us and share your own!