I am participating in a class with Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes called 31 Things. Every day includes a word, writing prompts, dig deeper prompts, a writing tip, Ali's example, and a photo challenge. In addition to the prompts, templates for a physical album and/or digital album are included. I am creating a digital album and plan to share the results here over 31 days.
|created with Photoshop Elements 9 and tools from 31 Things with Ali Edwards|
day thirty-one | joy
Every Saturday, Ruth Ayres invites the world to notice, record, and share celebrations from throughout the week.
Sharing these favorite bits from throughout the week is a writing challenge as well as a sort of life challenge. Knowing I am gathering fodder for a Saturday (or Sunday in some cases) celebration post, I move through my week with my eyes wide open. Reasons to celebrate, sometimes difficult to spot, are tucked into everyday life. Just the kind of life details this 31 Things challenge has been about.
So, although I have many BIG things to be joyful about, here are some of the more ordinary bits of my life that brought me joy this week.
the message celebration saves and the kind words that came along with it
comments on my blog posts
thank you notes—just because
dogs climbing into my lap to snuggle
smiles on the faces of students (especially one in particular whose smiles have been rare lately)
sticking to my exercise routine
trying a new restaurant with Mark
phone calls and texts and giggles with Mom
writing with friends
reading an entire book in one sitting