Monday, April 5, 2010

Celebrate Monday

Ok, so how many of you looked at the post topic today and thought to yourselves (or out loud) is she high? I mean, why would you celebrate Monday? Well, no, I’m not. But I was thinking that lately a lot of us have been dragged down and slogging through the muck and the mire of real life or the writing/revising process or anything else that makes us forget the good things that happen or that we do.

So I thought that maybe we should take time out to recognize and/or remember the good things. And since I don’t have a theme day yet for my blog, I thought Mondays might be a good time to do that. So here on Mondays we are going to celebrate ourselves and the good things/people that make us happy. It doesn't have to be big. Sometimes little things are the best.

I’ll start. See that lovely award up there that I got from Karen? I’m thrilled that I have found this lovely community that is so supportive and sharing. A community that has been generous beyond belief in welcoming me to it. Being part of this group of creative people makes me happy and moves me. And I know that the award has been around for a while and that a lot of people have received it, but it makes me happy to pass this award on to anyone who would like it.

Another thing that makes me happy is contests. Susan is running one to celebrate her 100 followers. Go here and check it out.

And speaking of contests celebrating followers, Wagging Tales is having a book giveaway celebrating that, too. Make sure you check it out.

Anyway, how about you? What makes you happy? What would you like to celebrate?


  1. Congratulations on your award. Why not celebrate Monday? Or any day, for that matter. Waking up and breathing and the earth is still here and so is California! Happy Monday to you.

  2. Congratulations on your award! Definitely deserved!!!

    Today I'm thankful that it's Monday and I leave for Los Angeles in a few days! Something to look forward too! I am excited to go home and start revising my first draft, I've allowed time to rest from it and now it's time to pick up the pages and see what I can do!

    I like the way you're going to try and change Mondays! I hope to take the bait!

    Happy Monday :)

  3. Well, I'm thankful everyday that I wake up. It can be Monday or Friday, but it means I'm alive. ;-)


  4. I'd be a lot more chipper right now if I had some caffeine and it was Friday ;-)

    I'd like to celebrate meeting a small writing goal I had for myself over the weekend. Now I can return to work with a sense of accomplishment.

  5. Congrats on your Award! I celebrate this unseasonably warm weather we've been having, and Mondays too, when I get back into the writing groove after a weekend off. Happy writing to you :)

  6. Congrats for the award. Mondays are good. Celebrate them.

  7. I like Mondays because my husband has night class, which gives me an extra 4 1/2 hours to write! Also, I'm excited for this Monday because my in-laws are coming tomorrow to help me plant my garden! Been giddy about this for a month, and now it's finally (almost) here!

  8. Today's happiness is spilling over from yesterday. Hubby and I took the kids to The Botanical Gardens in Athens, GA. It's run by the university and it's gorgeous. We picnicked, then discovered a nature trail that runs alongside the Oconee River. We had such a magical time and the weather was hot and sunny. (*smile*)

    Hope your day is magical too!

  9. Congratulations on your award. I like the new look of the blog too.

    I celebrate the beginning of my spring holiday.
    I celebrate my lovely family and friends.
    I celebrate the fact that I may actually write this week.
    I celebrate the clear blue sky outside my window.

  10. Congrats on your award! :) Mondays have such a bad reputation, but it's great that you are celebrating yours. It's the start of a brand new week!

  11. Happy Monday! I'm celebrating my imminent escape from the family,in a few days time I'm flying off to play hookie with my bestest friend in the whole wide world - woohoo, look out London, here we come!

  12. Finally a little sunshine on my Monday! This is a great idea. Lately I've been celebrating the wonderful weather up here in NH. It's so nice to go from 20 degrees to 70!

  13. Congrats on your award!

    I am actually one of those strange people who likes Mondays!

  14. You can check out my place today to see what makes me happy :)

  15. I like Mondays too, because I LOVE my work! And it's the day I get back to it with a vengeance. I love writing, editing, and everything related to books & publishing! Yay for Mondays!

  16. Mondays are not my favorite days but you managed to make me smile. I love writing and my family. I'm diving full steam into revisions and some chapters are kicking my butt. I must push forward and show it who's boss.
    Have a good one!

  17. Good morning and congratulations on your award!!! has happy mondays too! =) I think it's a great idea! =)

    What makes me happy....

    my children laughing hysterically, makes me INCREDIBLY happy.
    the close relationship i have with my family.
    my stepmother coming out to cali to visit us tomorrow (from Tennessee) and staying for a whole week!!
    having a backyard full of beautiful blooming roses.
    a driveway to park in (we used to live in a condo community and would sometimes have to park very far away.)
    the smell of my husband's aftershave hours after he's gone for the day.

    beautiful, sunny days with a nice little breeze....

    those things make me very happy. =)

    Have a wonderful week!!!

  18. Congrats on the award and Happy Monday!

    What makes me happy? SUN! It's actually sunny here! Yay!

  19. Congrats. What makes me happy? My dirt has arrived.

    And hey, nice new picture topside. I'd love to go down and see what's at the end.

  20. Congrats on your award!!

    Thanks for making me smile today, though I'm still pretty sure I hate Mondays. :)

  21. Right now, I would really love for my children to take a nap. That would make me very happy.

  22. Congrats on your award!! And I love your new picture, and your positive attitude. It's starting to rub off on me.

    Good thing, my son is all better from the stomach flu. VERY GOOD THING!

  23. Yay! Congrats on the award and happy Monday!

    I'm still agreeing with the general sentiments on Monday being a bad day usually, but the post improved mine a lot!

    What made me happier today was the research I totally slammed down. It made me feel less guilty about not actually writing. LOL.

  24. A smile makes me happy. It's contagious :)

    Happy Monday to you too, Sarah.

    Love the new blog header. Gorgeous!

  25. Congrats on the award!

    I try to be grateful for everything - from the air in my lungs to the money in my pocket. It's not always easy, though!

    Kudos for starting a new trend in your blog! Keep it up - this was a great post!

  26. Dude, Monday is my favorite day. I have spring break this week, so every day is like Monday. And that's exciting. And I think you just linked me to a new blog, and there's nothing I love more than that.

    Happy Monday!

  27. Your blog post today makes me HAPPY! Group hug all around!! :)

  28. I love your positive attitude! I'm thankful for blogging buddies like you (and for your shout-out about my contest - thank you!)

    Congrats on your award!

  29. What a great idea for a Monday!

    What makes me happy? Spring!