Little by little…

A Tanzanian proverb that filled by cup.

Today I want to talk about celebrating. I learnt this from a online entrepreneur who I follow on social media called Lana; she does youtube clips, blogs, master classes and all sorts of delightful enriching and motivating things. I may even be like her when I grow up (although I think she might be the same age as me, plus I do have plans to be a Mermaid). She celebrates anything and everything and lately I have discovered the joy of  celebrating in other people accomplishments. As a British citizen it is by nature that I am meant to be ‘pleased’ for others but not really show it, kick others down where possible and as a women there is also this catty nature of not raise each other up.

Not on my watch.

This week my heart broke for the talented blogger Wendy who is responsible for the fabulous site Naptime natter, as her son was rushed into hospital extremely ill and with doctors not really able to tell her what it was (although thank heavens it wasn’t Meningitis). Through Instagram she shared her worries, thoughts and it gave me and others an opportunity to send her some much needed love. (The blogging community rocks at times), however today (22.02.18) the photograph we had all been waiting for was released – they are home safely. Hurray for medical expertise, the power of positive thinking and her child being a little warrior.  I do not know her, but I felt relieved. I commented that I’d be celebrating this weekend and I blooming well will did. I opted for a cocktail and toasted her families triumph. I then toasted and was/am grateful for my own families health. Celebrating makes you feel good. Celebrating for others is also super fun. My last Champagne toast was for a friends birthday (even though she wasn’t really celebrating herself or with me), in the week little dude bought a beautiful piece of work home – we celebrated, this time with a more appropriate child friendly hot chocolate (with whipped cream), later that week we celebrated again with a pizza party thanks to a sticker regarding his improvements in reading. *note to self: not all my celebrations are food motivated.

Life is too short and like the quote states – too little, to wait for my next birthday, invite to a party or even Christmas. The journey is more joyful with little moments of celebration and recognition as you go…a little celebration makes for a life of parties. That’s the kind of life I’m interesting in living.

Interested in the party lifestyle? Time for some homework: this week I urge you to celebrate as many times as possible. When your child read’s well, blow up some balloons that you’ve got stashed in the draw. When a friend tells you they have a promotion – toast that! When you get some social media comments that make you smile, dance. Seriously, spontaneous dance parties in my kitchen are very common and a bonus is you can burn calories that you can then use later in celebration of something else. (Oops the good things back again)

Its often the little moments, the little wins and the little memories that stay with you. Create some fun this week and comment below with your antics (I can then use these as an excuse to further rejoice in).

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30 thoughts on “Little by little…

  1. Oh lovely, thank you so much for the mention and for all the love and support you showed me on Instagram when my boy was so poorly last week. I love this post and I am definitely going to start celebrating the smaller moments more, although I think most of my celebrations will probably include food too – any excuse for cake right?haha. Thanks for hosting and for making me smile on this Saturday morning xx #thesatsesh

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  2. Great advice, as ever. It’s all too easy to just chase the big things and not notice, or celebrate the small wins. (Don’t wish to be a naysayer, but I’m not sure the mermaid life will fit in with drinking champagne. Not under water, anyway)

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  3. I’ve met up with Wendy a few times and have met her little boy – I was messaging her throughout and she sounded like she was being well looked after through people in the blogging world. This little community rocks #thesatsesh

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  4. You are right, we should celebrate more even if it is just the small wins and victories that we are celebrating. Thanks for this post. Pen x #thesatsesh

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  5. You are so right about the blogging community being fab at times like these – I’m so pleased it all worked out ok for Wendy and her little warrior. And toasting other people’s joys and success – so important and great to be reminded xxx #thesatsesh

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