Glimmers in the Grime {CELEBRATE This Week: 159}

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! 

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I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going. 
— Sylvester Stallone
It is my hope to return to this space this weekend to collect some glimmers in the grime of the week. I’m tattered and am so thankful this community is holding on. Keep documenting the good — it is the way we fight the good fight.



I was online shopping for a friend’s birthday present when I came across the clearance section and then stumbled across a skin for my computer. I do think it is perfect.

I’m learning to do less and be more. I think this is an important concept to learn. It’s not an easy concept to learn, but it is an important one. I’ll celebrate doing less to be more.

I’ve forced myself to sit — just sit. The kids gravitate toward me and they sit — just sit. They tell me a bunch of stuff about nothing. We laugh and giggle and roll our eyes. I’m reminded how a bunch of nothing usually ends up being something.

I think doing less leads to being more. So I’m learning (once again) to slow down in order to live well. This is a worthy celebration.


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  1. Prayers and virtual hugs, sweet friend! Sure wish I could deliver my hugs in person. How about some favorite words from an Old Testament prophet? Isaiah 41: 7, 10, and 13.

  2. Hi, Ruth… It's been a while, hasn't it? I'm reminded of the 2 Corinthians 12 focus of last week's Bible Study — (v9) But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I think of you and yours often and I am praying for you tonight. Hugs…

  3. I love the title of this post, Ruth, and the message. My post is late because I arrived home from my family trip to Las Vegas and have been trying to recoup energy for everyday life.

  4. Thinking of you. What a great find for your computer and reminder to yourself. Love that when you sit the kids come and sit and you chat. That's what families do. Hugs, today and every day.