Friday, December 4, 2015

WRITE: We Are Here!

What does the number 7,000,000,000 mean to you?

There are over seven billion people on this planet and you are one of them. 
That’s a whole lot of people!

What about the number 400,000,000,000,000?

Scientists have figured out that the odds of you being born are 1 in 400 trillion.
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When I see these numbers, I want to cheer, “We are here! We are here!” like the Who’s on the little speck in Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who. We should be celebrating life, celebrating that we are here, celebrating this chance to live and make a difference. We don’t need a special occasion to celebrate life, life is a special occasion.
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Every Saturday, my friend Ruth Ayres, hosts a Celebrate link up at her blog. Everyone is invited to share celebrations of the week. Sometimes I have something big to celebrate, sometimes I have a little thing to celebrate. Sometimes I have one thing to celebrate and other times it’s a handful of things. I love the sentiment of this meme because it helps remind me that I do have a lot to celebrate. Even if I’m feeling cranky, frustrated, tired or overwhelmed, I still have something to celebrate. I love reading what other people are celebrating as well. I discovered the picture above while reading a Celebrate blog post by Jaana at Janna’s Writing Blog.

Let's Write! Explore your thoughts about what you consider a special occasion. Does a special occasion truly have to only be something momentous and earth-shattering? What are some special occasions we might take for granted or overlook? How might writing be a way to celebrate a large or small moment?

You are a special occasion. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. A "special occasion" is just as likely to be what teachers of young writers frequently a "small moment" as it is to come from a grandiose celebration. The big holidays and events come with a lot of expectations and pressure. I'd rather have a surprise meeting with an old friend or a moment of synchronicity and clarity.



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