I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.

I’m grumpy. There’s no reason I should be grumpy, but I am. It feels ridiculous to be grumpy and write a Celebrate This Week. Still, this is the truth of the matter.
It is also truth that my celebrations aren’t dependent on my moods. 
Jay has a birthday.
Steph is super excited about a sleep over she’s going to.
There’s a cub scout who can barely sleep because The Pinewood Derby is in the morning.
Hannah is glad track season has officially started.
Andy is home from a business trip.
Kate plays fetch. (This I love.)
The dishwasher is running.
The washing machine is churning.
The kids are reading.
And me, I’m not grumpy anymore.
This is the truth about celebration. When I pause to celebrate, my mood shifts. It’s impossible to be grateful and grumpy at the same time. The antidote to grumpy is to celebrate.
I’m glad you decided to join me this week. Link your celebrations below.


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  1. Oh so true, it is hard to stay grumpy with a busy household full of life! The well functioning dishwasher and the excited moods all make it smile worthy. Enjoy your family this week! 🙂

  2. The power of celebration to change my mood is something I am grateful for. This community and the habit of pausing to celebrate has made such a difference for me. I notice so many things to celebrate and this always lifts my spirits. It sounds like your family all have great things to look forward to. Have a great week!

  3. Love hearing about Pinewood Derby-brings back good memories, Ruth. I'm often appreciative that my dishwasher is running, too. Thanks for showing your 'how-to erase the grumps'!

  4. Love how Celebrate this Week is an honest celebration from real people – you shared your grumpiness, I shared the mess on the bed!

  5. Yes, it's time to recognize the celebrations–too much defining, back to some savoring. I like the idea of quiet, good, and dependable things bringing back the joy because they remind us how good life really is for us.