This past week was not easy. I am reminded that it's important to live each day to the fullest and look for celebrations. When times are tough, I try to remember that everyone has those moments, hours and even days. My celebration is that I was never alone, and I was reminded of the importance of celebrating my family. I believe God gives me moments to stop and to slow down. Life can be so busy, and I often get all caught up in the craziness.
I'm celebrating friends and family that were there for me this week. Cards were mailed to our home and left in my mailbox at school. I was blessed to have family from Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina and Washington DC come in for the funeral. Our house was full with love and support for everyone. Their hugs and conversations were exactly what I needed. I'm celebrating my family and friends who once again were there to pick up the pieces.
I enjoy reading Saturday celebrations because I learn so many life lessons. As I read Ruth's posts, I am always in awe of how she handles difficult situations. I always find a lesson, celebration or a chance to grow as I read her posts. I try to live my life with those three points in difficult times. Here is a quote from her recent post "We've gotta share our stories with a real, live, genuine audience. Because what I know for sure is when we take our stories out, with our hearts pounding and our palms sweaty, we become alive and the world becomes better. We understand one another in new ways and we gain grace. Story will only change the world if we share them." I am thankful for Celebration Saturday, and I appreciate learning from everyone. Happy Saturday my friends. Find a moment to celebrate family and friends. I know I will.