Category Archives: Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrating the Small Things: Fur Children

Cat in a Box Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Cat in a Box
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

I admit it!  I am on my way to becoming the crazy cat lady.  Bob and I are one of those couples who never were blessed with human children so we opted for cross species adoption.

Our current fur child Callie is wild and crazy and full of life.  Sometimes a little too full of life, but she makes me smile and my life would not be the same without her..

This week I decided to teach her how to “ask” for treats instead of knocking the treat bag off the table.  It worked.  She learned quickly.  Now she won’t stop “asking” for treats.  If after several tries she isn’t successful she still knocks the bag off the table.  Yes sir, that’s my baby!

Please  visit the weekly Blog Hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what other people are celebrating.

Celebrating the Small Things: 1st eBook Sale

When Bob told me the first copy of my new eBook Frozen Fun sold just a few days after becoming available in the Amazon Kindle Store I was excited.  Almost as excited as when I first held a copy of my print book in my hands or the first time I  found it at Barnes and Noble.

All writers dream of wild and crazy success each time they release a new book.  But don’t get so caught up in the ultimate goal that you forget to celebrate the milestones along the way.  These small but important steps along the way are so important.  They are what help re-fuel us and keep us going.

Today join me in celebrating the small steps toward big goals, whatever those goals may be for you.   Please  visit the weekly Blog Hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what other people are celebrating.

Celebrating the Small Things: Good Neighbors

We live in an apartment community.  People move in.  People move out.  Some are good neighbors.  Others, not so much.  Sometimes the nice people don’t stay long enough while it seems the trouble makers will never leave.

It can get discouraging when the building is full of drama or words of greeting are met with an icy death stare.  Sometimes it is easy to get so caught up in the bad stuff in life that we forget the good.

Focus on the nice people who live next door, down the street or in your community.  The ones who greet you with a smile, offer help to others in times of need, stop to talk or even accept a dinner invitation.  Sometimes in our building we decorate our doors for the holidays or exchange small treats.  Like the neighbors who gave us a hand on Halloween.

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So today I am celebrating the good neighbors and choosing to not let rudeness from others turn me into a bad neighbor.

Please feel free to visit the weekly Blog Hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what other people are celebrating.

Celebrating Small Things: The “Family Tree”

Copyright R.A.. Robbins 2008
Copyright R.A.. Robbins 2008

Since today is Arbor Day and we live in Nebraska where Arbor Day began, it seems appropriate to express appreciation for our tree.  We have a tree outside our patio door, a rare luxury in an apartment.

I call it the “family tree” since it seems to attract more than a few Robins.  In case you don’t know we are Robbins.

This tree and the bird feeders on our patio bring much enjoyment to us.  The tree acts as the “waiting room” for the feeders.  Bob recently commented that the money spent on birdseed is a small price to pay for the hours of entertainment we enjoy watching the birds.

In celebration of Arbor Day, I invite you to think about a special tree in your life.

Please feel free to visit the weekly Blog Hob at  Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what other people are celebrating.

Celebrate the Small Things: Cake

Carrot CakeCopyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Carrot Cake
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

Most people celebrate special occasions with cake.  At our house cake is a reason for celebration all its own.   And why not?

This week I made a carrot cake and we are still celebrating.  Click here for my Carrot Cake Recipe and you can join the celebration.

There is a weekly Blog Hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Writer called Celebrate the Small Things. I like the idea, so on Fridays I will write a blog post about one small thing worth celebrating during the week.  Please feel free to visit Scribblings of an Aspiring Writer to see what other people are celebrating.

What small things are you celebrating?