Friday, October 9, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things



It's Friday and time to Celebrate the Small Things!
Welcome to our wonderful oasis of mini-celebrations. 
Hosted by Lexa Cain, and her wonderful co-hosts: 
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge 
Tonja @ Kidbits


Last time, I celebrated with a video.

This time, I'd like to say that there have been many small mercies and friendships to celebrate in the past month. Too many to mention and all too precious to risk an accidental omission (and my brain is fogging up!). 

So, I celebrate some of the small things in pictures:

The Blessing of the Animals at our church 
(Coco needed it...we called it "bless this mess" for her).

Glorious color in the garden!

The marigolds are showing off this year.

Checking in with the doc, keeping the ole' chin up, and continued progress.

Stop by my pals' blogs and learn about their celebrations for the week; it might pick up your spirits, too.



39 comments:

  1. Cherdo, your flowers are absolutely radiant! Gorgeous and colourful! I appreciate your enthusiasm and zest for life and how you can be thankful for the smallest of things! People today (well, many, anyway,) don't realize how fortunate they are or are unable to visualize the beauty and positivity in our lives, no matter how small. One step forward is one step forward! Sending you warm hugs and much love. God bless you, my cherished friend.

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    1. You do a wonderful job at spreading that positive vibe - it's one of my very favorite things about you! The world needs about a million more Lindas, but they can't have my friend - I'm greedy, ha ha.

      Step by step! That's how you move forward. Might as well smile.

      Thanks, sweet friend!

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  2. Glad he's on the mend. Still praying for you guys! I love your positive attitude--it's so inspiring!

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  3. Love your post in pictures! Those marigolds are beautiful. :)

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  4. Those marigolds look splendid! Hope Gonzo continues to improve!

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  5. Hope Gonzo is doing better and on his way to a full recovery.

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    1. It has been slow and at times, painful, but I hold out hope for a full recovery.

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  6. Here's wishing continued progress for Gonzo! The marigolds are beautiful. I was celebrating mine until the goats got into them (grrr).

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    1. I used to raise goats! I totally get that, ha ha. My garden suffered big time when they figured out there were goodies there.

      We experimented with growing peanuts and I hung some up to dry out: plants, peanut laden roots and all. Turns out, that was there favorite thing ever.

      Thanks for the good wishes! We'll take them.

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  7. Great post and loved the pictures. I've always believed in "the little things"!!

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    1. The little things make life interesting!

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  8. Oh, look at your poor son all splinted up like that. But thank goodness he got off relatively lightly. Yay for blessings in all sizes - for sons, animals, flowers and friends! :)

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    1. Bless you, Lexa! You're on that friend list. :-)

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  9. Good morning, dear Cherdo! I never heard of The Blessing of the Animals but I think it's a wonderful idea. Animals bring abundant joy and laughter into our lives. They have the power to lift us out of a depressed state and they are made from all natural ingredients - no drugs required. It was great to see a picture of Gonzo on the mend. He looks fantastic. His life, his recovery, is a huge reason to celebrate.

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. Dear buddy, it took me four days to get to posting, but I am finally here and there is hope in the world, ha ha.

      The Blessing of the Animals coincides with St. Francis' feast day, usually around Oct. 4. My little brown mess needs all the blessing we can get.

      The Gonz is trying his best to do anything and everything he can to get better.

      Hope you're having a good week!

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  10. Hopefully things are on the upswing and he keeps healing away

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    1. Praying that is exactly what happens, Pat! Thanks!

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  11. Celebrate the small things? Okay.
    After six weeks on the Graveyard Shift, I finally moved to 2nd shift last night.
    For the first time in over a month, I slept for more than four hours.
    With a woman in my bed.
    Who was asleep, but still...
    Glorious.

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    1. Boy, I missed you, Al... bwahahahahahaha

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  12. It's so good hearing your son is continuing to make progress. I hope he's up and about soon.

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    1. Thanks, Stephen! For now - he is wheelin' in style in the rolling throne.

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  13. I'm taking a break (on my day off) from celebrating the small things that have become big (ie, shrubs). I love your flower photos.

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    1. Oh, we had to hit the holly bushes, too...we don't celebrate ALL the rampant growth.

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  14. Those marigolds are beautiful! Hope all is well with the kiddo!

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    1. He is making progress and the best patient ever. Thanks, Linda!

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    1. In fiber-glassed awesomeness and on WHEELS! Praise God.

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  16. The Little Things... It's all in the details.

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  17. Looks like you have a lot to celebrate! I love your doggie, the marigolds are GORGEOUS, and I'm glad your son is on the mend. Have a great weekend. Eva

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    1. Thank you, Eva! Hope you're having a good week (I'm a little late to the game, ha ha).

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  18. All of that other stuff is nice, but cheers to Gonzo's continuing recovery! That's absolutely fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, guys, and thanks for the prayers - that made the difference, I'm certain.

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  19. Yup so I missed this post but I am so glad your son is healing. I hope his leg is not too itchy

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    1. Thank you so much - he is steadily improving.

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  20. I love this, Cherdo! Celebrating the small things is important to good mental and physical health, in my view. After all, some people "nitpick" or complain about anything, so why not celebrate everything? It is a choice we can make, and this choice of celebrating rather than complaining can make all the difference in our outlook, day and lives. I love your background, it is so bright and cheerful! Your photos are lovely and the little dog is so cute. I know I already commented on this post before but I had things I wanted to add. :) Sending you much love and many hugs, dear Cherdo.

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    1. Darlin' Linda, you are the sweetest thing. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts! I agree with you totally. In life, there will be many days when you just can't help but weep - but most days, you have a choice to be positive. It's not always easy but it is a choice worth making. Life is too precious and it flies by.

      Love ya right back!

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo