Life is an everyday special occasion.

Wow! My summer schedule has really thrown me off. I’ve been outside more than I’ve been attached to my computer, which I know is a good thing, but boy have I fallen behind on my blog posts! I hope you haven’t felt neglected. Please keep in mind that if you’re ever in dire need of a crankiness crusher, you can always poke around on my Facebook page . I update it at least twice/day with happy thoughts, songs, videos, quotes, etc., so if you haven’t already, please join our anti-crankiness community there. It’s a fun place to procrastinate. 🙂

When you’re not busy procrastinating, though, I hope that you’ve been diving into the sea of life and swimming in its joys. There have been so many moments this summer that have made me stop and relish in how sweet life is: collecting seashells with my kids while walking along the beach, tailgating with my husband at a long-awaited U2 concert, and seeing fireworks unexpectedly while indulging in a slow-paced and sumptuous dinner with an old friend (to name a few). I hope that your soul has been nourished with similar bouts of sunshine, and that you’re being reminded that recognizing—and appreciating—these special moments is an everyday special occasion.

Speaking of any day special occasions, Hallmark was running a contest about just that! They asked for people to fill in the blank about what their everyday special occasion is and to submit a story that captures the magic of one of life’s little moments. I couldn’t resist entering since this is precisely what my blog focuses on, and I find out on Monday whether or not I’m a finalist. Eeeek! I know it’s a long shot, but if I didn’t even bother to take the risk, then I’d be depriving myself of the chance to win, right? And I’m a firm believer in risk-taking. Come to think of it, anything worthwhile that I’ve achieved has started out as a risk. I’m sure that when you reflect on the choices that you’ve made in life, you’ll see that rings true for you too!

Before entering the contest, I naturally checked out the competition and was thoroughly inspired when reading about the tiny moments that bring them the most happiness. Their stories are a total crankiness crusher and a reminder that even when there are petty annoyances that can frustrate you throughout the day, and bigger issues like financial struggles or health concerns that can bring you down, it’s those little snippets of time where everything seems just right that can help carry you when you spirits need to be lifted. I chose to share a story based off of one of my blog posts. If you have a sec, you should check out the others!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michele Busch
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 01:41:28

    thank goodness a post I was starting to get cranky lol…I did a post recently and told my readers to check out your post to cure there crankiness! Hope you are in the finals for Hallmark, that will give new meaning to a Hallmark moment!


  2. Tara Rummell Berson
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 01:53:14

    So sorry that I’ve been MIA!!! Thanks a gazillion for telling your readers about my blog. You’re the best! I’ll keep y’all posted about the Hallmark thingy. If it works out, it would be an AMAZING Hallmark moment (for me at least!). Ha, ha, ha.


  3. Crowing Crone Joss
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 06:44:13

    love the poster. Everyone should have one on the wall above their computer.


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