Friday, February 8, 2013

Habit Turns Big Things into Small /Celebrate the Small Things


This weekly Meme is the brilliant idea of VikLit from Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.

I have a theory. Babies smile hundreds of times more than adults because adults already lost the ability to notice all the marvels life is made of. Habit makes adults minimize and even ignore those same marvels. It's until they lose them that they appreciate them again. Now listen to this dragon, it is not necessary to wait until you lose the "small" BIG things. Make the purpose to exercise the wonderful ability you were born with, and that you lost in the process of growing up to the turmoil of adult life. In joining this bloghop, you'll be doing yourself a small BIG favor.

This week I'm celebrating that:

1. The Dragon Slayer is biting the dust and I managed to do it with all my internal organs still in place and working.
2. Lost a few scales but hospital wasn't necessary for this combat (my heart is relieved for this.)
3. The miracle of breathing.
4. The blessing of food.
4. The chance to enjoy sunny mornings and blue skies all this week.
5. The chance to enjoy Mother Dragon's garden. I had not realized our trees had become multifamily housing for all kind of birds, including a mockingbird and a lark. They sang for me both mornings I was there.
6. All those wonderful dragon friends who made an awesome job this Wednesday and Thursday. You reloaded me with emergency power with all your jokes, your links and your smiles. I am deeply grateful for attending my request. You were like Father Dragon "The Great" Back up Team and it did work.
7. My legs are still strong enough to keep fighting. YEAAAH! (Alternating between Dragon Happy Dance and Dragonjitsu stances.)

Faithful to my resolution, I am still in the ring!!

Come on, what are you celebrating this week? Try harder and search deeper. There is always something to smile for, I assure you.








52 comments:

  1. I'm also enjoying a beautiful, sunny week. There's even a nice chill at night...I don't get much of a winter in Miami.

    My crit group gave me wonderful feedback on a chapter and I love the support shown in my last IWSG and ROW80 post.

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    1. Oh, Miami. I need a vacation somewhere near a beach. :)

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  2. I'm celebrating that you nominated me an award, Thank you, will get around to putting it on my blog over the week-end.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm glad I gave you a joy. You're great Yvonne!

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  3. I'm enjoying your post, that's for sure! I'm picturing everything you are celebrating cause it sounds warm and inviting compared to the cold and dormant of the north weather I'm enduring. Those birds sound amazing!

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    1. They do. They seem to have more powerful lungs than me, hahaha. Then again no one wants to hear me sing.

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  4. That's right, tell Dragon Slayer he's going down!

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  5. ... the blessing of food... a basic necessity that we often take for granted while thousands of people go to bed hungry, every night...
    Sounds like you had an awesome week Al!

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    1. Yes, being alive makes it awesome. :)

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  6. I'm enjoying a clean garage - something that was long overdue! :) Have a great day, Al!

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    1. Watch out for the dust bunny army! You too, M.J. :D

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  7. I had a rough week but won a blog hop- that really help lift my spirits. And supportive comments from my bloggy pals always make me smile :)

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    1. I heard! Congratulations jaybird. :D

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    1. Ah! Cheers for that, always and forever!!

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  9. I celebrating all the blessing I've been given, especially the ones I did not want!

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    1. Someone told me once, sometimes we don't get what we want but what we need. He didn't tell me how to know what to do with them, though. Hahaha.

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  10. I loved this, Al. It's so uplifting to read all the celebrations in life-- big and small. A wonderful reminder to find gratefulness every day.

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  11. Loved your post Al! I'm glad you didn't lose many scales, and that you have enjoyed some beautiful, bright days! There is always something to smile about. :-)

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  12. So glad you're still in the ring and doing the dragon dances.

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    1. Wanna join me, milady? We'll have a party.

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  13. Love this post! No loss of scales is a good thing.

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    1. Dragons without scales look ugh, right? :)

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  14. I am grateful for the dragon. You're a warm stop in my blog day.

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    1. That's retribution, Elizabeth. Your posts never fail to warm mine.

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  15. I love your celebrations. And I'm glad you're feeling better. That's the best news. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Seems we all love celebrations, so a party is in order. I'll put my minions to work on it. :)

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  16. It sounds like you are surrounded by natural beauty and things we usually take for granted. Your celebrations are things every one of us should take to heart. Thanks for putting things into perspective :)

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    1. If you enjoy them too, I'll consider myself successful. :)

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  17. Love it, we do forget to enjoy and appreciate the simple beauty and blessings that surround us ;)

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    1. Never is too late to begin, right? :)

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  18. Great Wisdom but then I expect no less from a Dragon. It's good to hear that you are conquering not only physically but from this post it looks as if you are overcoming mentally as well.

    May you continue to celebrate :)

    MAJK
    #IWSG Member

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    1. Thank you for your comment MAJK. :) May you have a lot to celebrate too.

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  19. Great post and you are so humble and just awesome, which is why I love your blog. Your words are just amazing. You are so right about being able to still breathe and just be alive.

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    1. Enjoy life, Murees. We only have one. :)

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  20. What a beautiful post, I love how you have expressed these sentiments. I am grateful for you and your participation.

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    1. I owe you big time VikLit. You don't know how much. My best to you!

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  21. Its good to have your internal organs intact and in the right place. Glad hat worked out for you!

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    1. Hahaha, INDEED. Thanks, Stephen. :)

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  22. Glad to hear you're feeling better. :)

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  23. Cheeeeeerrrrsss to you for your battle triumph! It would be great to see a video of that dance step.

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    1. Will practice a bit more before rocking the world with it. :)

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  24. I'm starting to feel really redundant with my comments, but I really love this blog. You always have awesome things to say. And I'm glad that you've found so much to celebrate this week! Keep the good fight going, Father Dragon!! The world needs more like you!!!

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    1. With such cheering, how could I not? Thank you, Tamara. :D

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  25. This week I'm celebrating friends, family, and opportunities.

    I'm so glad you're feeling better!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Those are all HUGE reasons to celebrate! Way to go, Shannon :)

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