#31 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

Well, here is the final day of our 31 Simple Ways Series.  I have loved the journey.  How about you?  Today's last task definitely takes us to the silly side of things.  But if you do this task, you will be glad . . . it just may take awhile!So, are you wondering?  Simple Way #31 is to take $10 out … [Read more...]

#30 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

Simple Way #30Today, our task is to take our kids, spouse or friends on a surprise trip.  Keep it simple, though.  It could be a trip out for ice cream, a trip to a favorite store or restaurant . . . or maybe even a visit to Starbucks for favorite coffees and the chance to reconnect. The Best Laid … [Read more...]

#29 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

I took these pictures last week after a beautiful snowfall.   Simple Way #29Today's task is to simply reflect on the beauty of creation.  Take in God's amazing power as you look at the expanse of the sky, the colors of creation . . . or in my case the incredible hush that comes with a fresh … [Read more...]

#28 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

We're on the home stretch!  Today's Simple Way is to create a Scavenger Hunt for someone you care about. For this Scavenger Hunt, I made and color-coded clues for my sweet kids.  The first clue was found in their '14 Days of Valentines' Mailboxes and they raced all over the house to follow their … [Read more...]

#27 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

Today's Simple Way is to perform a Random Act of Kindness for someone.  It may be delivering your neighbor's paper to their door or grabbing a cup of coffee for your co-worker.  Take someone's shopping cart back to the store for them or maybe you can call a friend and invite her kids over to play … [Read more...]

#26 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

My brother's climbing trip to Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska. Simple Way #26 is to Become an Explorer!  Ok, you don't have to trek any dangerous trails, you won't have to climb any mountains and there are no raging rapids.  But you do have to think like an explorer and be up for a new adventure. … [Read more...]

#25 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

#25 Simple WayWe are going to celebrate the day by having an indoor picnic.  Grab a blanket, prepare an easy lunch (or dinner) and enjoy something different for today. The picnic pictured above is at my father-in-law's house.  And I have to tell you that this picnic was bittersweet.  We have been … [Read more...]

#24 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

photo credit Simple Way #24When was the last time you blew bubbles?  Maybe last summer?  For me, it was Sunday in the Toddler Room at Church.  It is amazing how bubbles can appease an upset toddler. Today's task is definitely on the simple side, but sure to delight your kids.  Our task for today … [Read more...]

#23 of 31 Simple Ways to Celebrate Today

photo credit A little organization can be a great feeling . . . and in my book, an accomplishment to celebrate.  Today, we're going to spend 10 minutes organizing something we've been putting off. I often find that when I dedicate 10 minutes to a task, I am easily motivated to spend more time.  (If … [Read more...]