I hope everyone had a blessed Easter and a lovely Holy Week during our break from Small Success Thursday. As part of restarting this internet walk about the various blogs, I thought I’d give people the history of this particular weekly exercise in counting our blessings. Small Success Thursday began as part of the now defunct Faith &Family Blog run by Danielle Bean. She now edits the Catholic Digest, but handed over care of the weekly event to me some four years ago. After a year of hosting it at my blog, talking it over with Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard, we moved SST to Catholicmom.com where it has been housed ever since. I love reading the stories of other folks out there in the midst of really living out their faith, and how all these little victories, add up to a tremendous amount of salt and light in the world.
But the number of people participating has dwindled in recent months, such that while I enjoy this weekly check-up, I wonder if its time has passed. Do people want to spend some time on Thursday, reflecting upon the past week and all that happened? I know for me, it is a good gut check, because weeks can merge into each other without my stopping to think about what happened this week, as opposed to last. As a humor writer, I don’t always paint in my humor pieces, only the unvarnished truth, but in the Small Success Thursday, it’s just what happened. It’s only what happened, and it’s a chance to say, “Thank you,” for all that is happening. I hope others will join in, and share their stories and triumphs from the past week, for it is always good to recognize, ours is a lavish luminous generous God, and all we have is grace.
This week I:
- Worked on paper work (Yay). I can see the table. It’s not clear…but I can see the wood.
- Hosted a party for my 13-year-old. They watched the first part of Mockingjay and ate pizza.
- Took my 9-year-old to the ER on Easter Saturday to make sure she didn’t have a chipped bone in her leg. (She fell on the stairs and it swelled). Yay, no chip. Go home, put ice on it, carry on.
- Made it to Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and had a lovely Easter with Marc and the kids. Two of the children served Mass, we had lamb and roasted vegetables and finished with raiding the Easter baskets.
Now, it’s your turn!