January 2, 2015 – Celebrations

This is the January 2, 2015 installment of the Small Celebrations blog hop founded by Vik Lit, the Hop she started and ran for two years while holding down a job, having a social life, and being an utterly delightful person.  I don’t know how she did it.

Managing a hop takes an awful lot of work and time (I know: I only helped out a very little) and this wonderful get-together has had an effect on me beyond having to try to think up something to post on a Friday.

It made me:

1.  Sit down and take stock of things

2.  Notice things

3.  Do what a friend called ‘Looking For The Blessing’

I would think, It’s Thursday: what will I post for Friday? or else I would think This is so nice!  I’ll talk about it on Friday. 

It was a way to really start noticing the good things.  I can lump along with the worst of them and find things to grouse about, but this hop made me look up.  It has been a blessing.

…so today I’m celebrating her.  That’s a lot to be grateful for.

And we’ll see how things go.

What are you celebrating?


13 comments on “January 2, 2015 – Celebrations

  1. TheCyborgMom says:

    What a beautiful post Diana! I also think to myself, “I have to remember to blog about this on Friday!”…and forget half the time 🙂 But, there is always something to celebrate and be grateful for. I am so very grateful for Vikki's “Celebrate” blog hop!! Happiest blog hop around!

  2. Lexa Cain says:

    Yes, Vikki deserves our gratitude for this awesome hop and all the effort she put in. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with good things to celebrate, so I just celebrate that things aren't worse. lol Have a great 2015!

  3. I'm celebrating this month off of work I'm having! All my work and social commitments stopped at once, so I'm really enjoying having time to waste.

  4. Beth says:

    I've enjoyed these moments of celebration, so I join you in celebrating the founder of such an inspired idea.

  5. Hi Diana .. I do a few blog hops and while the date approaches the brain very slowly kicks into gear … so I do a (very!!) few! Congratulations on joining in and celebrating others … Here's to a very happy year ahead for all Bloggers and Blog-Hoppers – cheers Hilary

  6. Yvette Carol says:

    We're still celebrating the New Year around here. It's summer in these parts and the kids are on holiday until Feb. So, it actually is kind of relaxing now that the festive period is nearly over. 🙂

  7. Lara Lacombe says:

    What a great post! Vikki had such a great idea, and I really like the community that's grown around this fun hop!

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful post, Diana. Vikki definitely deserves to be celebrated. Starting this hop was such a great idea; it helped me a lot when I was depressed. It gave me pause to think about the things I have to be thankful for. I hope it can keep going. Thanks for all you do as co-host. Hugs. Eva

  9. L.G. Keltner says:

    I love this post! Vikki has definitely given us something valuable with this blog hop. I hope 2015 is treating you well so far!

  10. Liz Blocker says:

    I am such a believer in recognizing and celebrating all of the small, wonderful things! I love this whole concept. It totally puts you in the most positive state of mind 🙂

  11. Lexa Cain says:

    Hi Diana! I posted above, but I'm just letting you know there's a new linky for Celebrate for 2015 on my blog: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/2015/01/celebrate-small-things.htmlHope you sign up and continue with the hop!! 🙂

  12. Julia says:

    Thank you for your playing your part in this bloghop.

  13. Lisa says:

    I'm hopping over from IWSG! I'm celebrating being here, and my new book release this month! The Seventh Man is available on Amazon! Thanks for sharing… Lisa Buie-Collard

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