The past week has been one of non-stop celebration!
Just my style!

We celebrated our Chloe and the unique -- and spectacular, I might add -- perspective she gives to our lives.

We wore green to spread awareness for Cerebral Palsy.

We wore purple to spread awareness for epilepsy.

We celebrated the color yellow.
This was my friend, Bree's, idea!
It was so much fun, and I'm glad I participated!
I tried to feel joy and spread joy as much as possible.
It's amazing what a dramatic effect it can have when there is even a small change in your thoughts and actions.
I sprinkled my weekend with:

random acts of kindness
(daffodils to a long-term care facility and other small things),

simple acts of service
(flowers to our parents, a smiley-face balloon for Chloe, and a service project for third-world countries),

and taking the time to do things I enjoy!
(spring cleaning, family visits, scrap booking, and playing the ukulele)

Nothing major happened, but I gotta tell ya - it felt good.
And it's good to feel good!!!!!!!!!!!

We also celebrated that the playground got some special recognition.
A local newspaper article featured our story,
and it touched a lot of lives.
I've received more emails, calls, and words of support than ever before!
I was shocked how many people who I thought knew about this project, actually had no idea. I'm so grateful the article helped us get the word out to our community! I feel more and more confident that this big idea will continue to be supported, funded, and become a reality. What a gift, to feel supported. I consider myself a very blessed individual.

One last quick thing:
I'd like to recommend this book that Bree recommended to me.
It happens to be about living a life of celebration every single day.
One might say it's about living an endless jubilee!
I thought I already understood and lived this concept,
but I learned so much more!

I think it's pretty safe to say that this book changed my life,
and I think it will most likely continue to have a significant influence for years and years to come! I've read it once and am reading it for a second time to make notes. In all sincerity, I wish that every single person in the world would read this book and start to live its principles to the fullest. I think the world would quickly become a drastically different place!


April said...

Way to celebrate! LOVE YOU xoxox

Becky said...

I can't WAIT to read that book. I love celebrating and am so grateful that you have so many things to celebrate.

jennohara said...

What a celebration! Nothing better than having joy...can make all the difference in a life!
I think I'll have to read that book. :)

Shelly said...

What a wonderful celebration! I love the little picture of the "different angle". So cute! And I love that the first thing you put as your favorite thing to do is spring cleaning. Oh, how I miss you and your cleaning!

Chloe is so so so beautiful! Do you have a link to the article? Did I miss it posted somewhere else? I'd love to read it.

Bugg's mama said...

Tara ~ this is so awesome. Way to celebrate! I love your yellow weekend.

Love, bree

marie clare said...

LOVE the logo for Chloes playground. I remember when you were choosing something, its gone through quite abit of change but I really LIKE it. Good job.