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?


I Aspire to be a Giant Squid

Giant squid bathtub
Giant squid bathtub (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No, not the sea creature. Bob was recently forced into retirement. This was totally unexpected and earlier than we had planned.  So I am taking on more projects to bring in extra income. One of them is  Squidoo.

Don’t worry, Espirational will stay as it is.  When I started this blog I was determined to keep it non-commercial.  That is why my online money making activities are based outside this blog. I may from time to time mention something else I am doing.  If you want to check these out, that would be great, but there is no pressure.

Here are a few of my first lenses for you to browse.

Mom’s Easy Potato Soup

Orgeenic for Healthier Cooking:  Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

Art and Craft Supplies from the Trash

Hymn of Promise for Resurrection Sunday

I believe the Hymn of Promise is one of the most beautiful, simple, yet theologically correct hymns of our time.  Written by Natalie Sleeth as a choir anthem, a hymn version is included in the United Methodist Hymnal.  Although not normally thought of as an Easter hymn I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate.

The Lord is risen!  Life wins!  The end is just the beginning!  Hallelujah!  AMEN!  And so it is.

Celebrate Take a Walk in the Park Day

Spider web at Cholco
Copyright 2010 by R.O. Robbins

I am known for my daily walks. I will walk anywhere, anytime, but my favorite walk is in a park in the early morning.

I agree with Thoreau, “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” The world is still quiet and you can be alone with your thoughts or enjoy the silence. Early morning is also great for wildlife watching. You can also catch some great photos, like the one above.

We know the health benefits of a good walk and we know it can help regulate our mood, but there is more. Walking is also a way of quieting our minds and helping us become centered.

This is a day worth celebrating. Come up with your own reason, but a great way to celebrate is to go for a walk in the park.

– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul.

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