I agree with Hallmark that LIFE is a Special Occasion! We don't need birthdays and holidays and confetti falling around our party hats to celebrate our lives. When I was little a lot of hard things happened to me. I'm actually glad about this because it means I really appreciate the paths my life has taken and I enjoy the ups and downs because they compliment each other.
I did a bit for NPR local station WVPE 88.1 about Celebrating the little things last year. I just celebrated my hubby's 40th with a birthday week of big and small surprises ending in a Pirate themed birthday party! And I just got a t-shirt that reminded me again how wonderful it is to celebrate the daily, the mundane, the little things. My beautiful friend Stephanie sent me a great card she received as a giveaway pack from Hallmark. It was FANTASTIC because it made me laugh and because of the things she said to my heart in it.
Then she got a happy purple t-shirt from Hallmark and it has this on the front "___________ is a Special Occasion!" She gave one to me. I really thought about how I spend my time, who I love sharing that time with, and what daily things I feel celebratory about. GOT IT! My Kitchen! Here is what I wrote on my shirt:
Here is my personal paparazzi. She said "Mama, take my pitchua bent ovah like YOU!"
Cooking in my Tiny Red Kitchen (usually with that bent ovah little girlie) is my Special Occasion. Thanks for the reminder Stephanie! What is YOUR Special Occasion?