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Celebrating the Small Things: Butterflies from Queensland

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I received this lovely postcard in the mail this week from Maureen, a regular follower of Espirational (and I think a kindred spirit).  Thank you so much Maureen!  To see more of Maureen’s lovely work visit her blog KenMaursCorner.

And as usual don’t forget to drop by the Celebrating Small Things blog hop at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what other people are celebrating.

Celebrating the Small Things: Spring Flowers, Finally!

Patio Flowers Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Patio Flowers
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

We finally have flowers on our patio.  I decided we just wouldn’t have flowers this year because extremely strange weather conditions made the availability of annuals late.

There have been other years I have decided not plant flowers, like the years when residents above us kept dropping cigarette butts and sometimes lit cigarettes on our patio.  There was also the occasional beerfall from heaven.

However, every year Bob convinces me not to give in to circumstances and I plant the flowers.  They serve as a reminder of how easily a few flowers can transform a broken slab of concrete into a garden and a positive thought can transform a world of negativity.

Be sure to stop by Scribblings of an Aspiring Author to see what others are celebrating.

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.