What can I say about this week? The last seven days have been rough. My cat passed away, I’ve had a flat tire and my car was rear ended. I’ve cried and I’ve wondered several times if I was going to shake apart. Surprise! I didn’t. No matter how dim things may seem, there will always be something left worth celebrating.
I’m celebrating the 16 years or so that I got to spend with my cat, and how much she enriched my life. I’m celebrating marrying a man wonderful enough to perform a burial alone when I had to run to work and then make me smile afterwords.
I’m celebrating that everyone involved in Sunday’s multi car fender bender is okay. My insurance is covering everything and I made a new friend out of the whole thing. I’m celebrating that I have a car in the first place. The photo, by the way, is of the last car in the chain, not mine. Mine looks fine. Celebrating the power of the Honda!
I’m celebrating that when I had the flat tire on my scooter and I felt so alone and stranded on the side of the road… I wasn’t. Multiple people stopped to see if I was okay and help me, including my Tai Chi teacher and friend’s husband who rescued me, took me to Tai Chi and fixed my tire afterwards—on his birthday. I’m celebrating friendship.
A final thing worth celebrating—Mr. Smith competed in a taekwondo tournament and came away the 7 state District Champion in the south east region in Traditional Forms, Traditional Weapon Forms and Combat Weapon Sparring. He placed second in sparring. I’m celebrating that I married a champion, but I knew that before he came home with medals.
Today’s post is part of the Celebrate the Small Things Blog Hop hosted by Lexa Cain, L.G. Keltner at Writing Off The Edge and Katie at TheCyborgMom. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list and then post every Friday about something you’re grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life. (Originated by VikLit)