"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!" - Amanda Bradley

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!" - Amanda Bradley
"There's a lot happening in many of us. I think you have to celebrate every part. It's what you are. You have to try to find all of those secret names." - Cassandra Wilson

I have been so out of commission the past week or so, still not at 100% but making steady progress.

It seems like a lot of people pick a guiding word for themselves now. Ali has popularized this in the scrapbook world, yet I know it isn't a "new" thing. It is fun to read other people's words and their reasoning behind the words.

Last January I talked about my reasoning and how I started the process of choosing a word here. I also like to find a few quotes to keep around to encourage and remind me. I am a quote girl - I love 'em.

This year, as you may have guessed, I chose the word celebrate to focus on. I like the idea of celebrating the everyday, the good, the bad, the little things, the big things. There is something everyday that is worth celebrating even if it is just that God gave you one more day. Last year was difficult in some ways - emotional, trying and I am ready to focus on good, focus on celebrating the details of everyday.

I'm excited for this year - this journey of celebration. While I know this word won't make me have a perfect year I hope that it will remind me to focus on what I can celebrate everyday.

So, while I was sick I made the canvas above - decoupage (got a little messy - it was great) and a quote and some of my favorite letter stickers. Thanks to my husband for his creative input.

Hope your 2010 is in full swing and going well so far.

Let's celebrate!


  1. LOVE it!! Love it, love, love!! Great canvas, and I'm glad to hear that you're starting to fell better too.

    I think I should pick a word for the year, but now that I've seen your excellent word... I'm having a hard time thinking of anything else. ;o)

    I felt the need to "celebrate" the rest of the year a lot this Christmas season. I kept thinking of things we stuff into December that would really be so wonderful during the rest of the year, so your quotes really struck me as perfect too.

    We look forward to celebrating with you and your guys in Twenty Ten!

  2. I like the canvas you made ... very creative!


  3. Cool canvas!
    Now I have that song stuck in my head, Celebrate, good times, c'mon, there's party goin' on... ok i will stop now.

    Good word!

  4. Nice job! I need to learn to celebrate the little moments with my family throughout the year--great reminder!

  5. Look at you go! All I want to do is crawl in bed and die with this head cold, so you being so creative and doing all that thinking is really impressive! I'll celebrate right along with you! I think my word(s) for the day will be "survive long enough to get home and get into your jammies." Will that work? ;)


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