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June 6, 2014 #WriteMotivation & Celebrate The Small Things

I’m going to be posting another double-header. My Celebrate The Small things post is in regards to The Color Vibe 5k Run. I saw some of my runner friends on Facebook doing this over the past years. I honestly thought I would have to run. When they told me I could walk…I began researching for the next color run in the area! I found The Color Vibe was scheduled here at the end of June. Oh boy my excitement levels skyrocketed.

However, I’ve had a lot of squashed excitement since TheHubs has gotten worse. I tried to prepare myself for the worst. It was hard. I wanted to do this just so we can have a little bit of fun. Then, I thought, even if he couldn’t do it, TheBoy might enjoy it. And my excitement returned. But he’s so void of emotion mostly. I think that has to do with our situation; but that’s for a different post…on the other blog. 😛

Anyway, I get home and present it to both. TheHubs is in so much pain he can’t think straight so no decision was made. I did tell him that we had to sign up by the 31st, which was the next day,  in order to get the cheaper rate. I also asked TheBoy if he wanted to do it. He said “I guess.” So, that night, I was left to wonder if that meant he wanted to or not. I hate forcing him to do anything he doesn’t want to do. You know?

Saturday everyone wakes up. TheBoy tells me he wants to do it. YAY! I was starting to get all excited again. TheHubs comes downstairs and I tell him about it too. He’s unsure because of all the people, the noise, the bright sun, and his pain. I told him he didn’t have to walk, he could just watch. But then, I broke out my tablet and showed him the website. That’s when he started really thinking about it. He said, “It looks like the Indian Celebration of Color (Holi, The Festival of Colors) and that’s probably the closest we can come to experiencing that. Go ahead, sign us up. The more I look at it the more fun it looks. Can’t deny the family some fun time.”

So Double YAY! I’m now so excited I can’t contain myself! I so can’t wait for the end of this month. But I’m celebrating the small things…the triumph I had in convincing TheHubs to do this, the triumph he had over his fears and pain, and the triumph that the whole family will be doing something together soon, outside!

June Goals:

  1. FINISH WIP#1! Seriously! Finish it already! It’s only ONE MORE SCENE! —  Inching, inching away! I’m so proud of myself…So close!
  2. Keep up with blog posts for both blogs – this one and my Caring for My Vet. — I wrote one last week about my epiphany to live life positively. I included a previous #WriteMotivation post, but expounded on it to include what happened to TheHubs at the same time. If you haven’t read it, if you have the time, please do. Thank you.
  3. Comment/cheer on my fellow #WriteMotivation peeps on Twitter, FB, Google+ and their blogs. Trying to get to that this week. Between work, caregiver commitments, and trying to find time to relax, it’s rough.
  4. Continue with my positive thinking. I think I’m doing well with this so far. There have been a few moments that I revert. BUT, as I say, this is like an alcoholic’s journey. It is a constant battle to remain sober, or in this case, remain positive. So some days are easier than others.
  5. Read another book. I didn’t complete the book last month. It’s been rough, but I’m slowly working my way through ALLEGIANT. 

If you’re want to know more about #WriteMotivation go to their website, check out the twitter feed and the Google Plus Community. It’s really a wonderful group of people who love to help kick you in the patooty, or send Dino out on “motivational assignment,” or fling cookies. We ALL love cookies!

Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly celebration where we celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large the item in question. If you’re interested in learning more about Celebrate The Small Things, please visit their website, visit others participating, and sign up if you’re so inclined. It’s always great to see what everyone finds in their day to celebrate! And it adds to a positive outlook on life!

It is a blog hop, after all. 🙂 <3



  1. Ping from Gary:

    My dear friend,

    I read your posting in full. As to not repeat what others have said, just let me state that you and your family are remarkable.

    In peace and goodwill,

    Gary 🙂
    Gary recently posted…Has It Really Come To This?My Profile

  2. Ping from MAJK (@Safireblade):

    I’m going to see if I can get the time to come cheer you all on! I’m so excited for you!

    MAJK (@Safireblade) recently posted…#WriteMotivation, a Missing D and Mother’s DayMy Profile

  3. Ping from Katie thecyborgmom:

    Congratulations on all the convincing! I hope it goes as well as planned and you all make some fantastic memories! Maybe I’ll sign up for a 5K one of these days…and have my husband push me in the wheelchair since I can’t walk it. I’ll look as happy as a dog with his head out the car window LOL 😛
    Katie thecyborgmom recently posted…Celebrate The Small Things — June 6My Profile

  4. Ping from Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol]:

    Just found you via Celibrate the Small Things and I am so impressed with you and your family! Such a difficult road you are traveling, thank you for sharing your story and I hope the Color Run is all you envision!

    D.B. McNicol
    Romance & Mystery…writing my life
    Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol] recently posted…AWASH – #SaturdayScenes #SSFlashFiction #VisDareMy Profile

  5. Ping from Bess Gilmartin:

    It sounds awesome, Lady Jai! And the little things can add up to a heck of a good time. Enjoy yourselves!

  6. Ping from Angela Brown:

    It’s good to celebrate the small things. That makes it so much easier to stay on the positive side. And it’s great that you, TheHubs and TheBoy will be involved in the walking fun. I hope you all are able to make the most of it 🙂
    Angela Brown recently posted…Confessions are Boxed and Ready to TourMy Profile

  7. Ping from Cheryl:

    That definitely looks like a lot of fun! Hope that you and the hubs and the Boy have a good time.

    As for the writing goals, you’re doing great. One day at a time. Hang in there. <3

  8. Ping from Lori L MacLaughlin:

    Best of luck with your writing, and I hope you all have fun with the color run!
    Lori L MacLaughlin recently posted…Celebrate the Small ThingsMy Profile

  9. Ping from Rebekah Loper:

    That color run looks like so much fun! I hope when the day rolls around you are all rested and eager and can fully enjoy it! *hugs*
    Rebekah Loper recently posted…On Simplifying Life. Or: Cutting Down What Overwhelms You. Even If It’s Supposedly Beneficial.My Profile

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