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Little Victories

2011 May 24
by shana


My last post was November 25th and here it is nearly April May 25th. My, where does the time go? The funny thing is… I was, and still am, very excited about sharing my experiences in Alaska. I am not sure why I haven’t really. I am not sure why I haven’t been able to sit down and write, but I haven’t been able to.

A song came on the other night while I was doing some metalwork, and it got me thinking. It reminded me that often it is the little things that we sometimes take for granted that really are significant in our lives.

Sure, it would be great to win big in the lottery tomorrow. That would take care of some stresses, however it would probably also present some new ones. But, selling a piece of art or jewelry, that is one of the little victories; the type of little victories that can eventually compound into big victories.

Sure, it would have been nice to have a camper that was what it was presented to be. But, what it has lacked in functionality, it has made up for in character. The past few weeks, I have been busy gearing up to head to the Grand Canyon for the summer which has included getting my camper working on a higher level than existed on the Alaska trip. I consider things like: working lights, a new bathroom door that will not fall off the screws, a new grey water holding tank, and a nearly leak-proof exterior, all little victories. But, the help of family and friends in the pursuit of those things, those are the bonus victories. It is wonderful to have the camper in mostly working condition, but it is the help and the time spent that really makes it special.

A few more things I consider to be little victories: a smile from a stranger, a smile from a friend, the wag of a dogs tail, the feel of warm sun on the skin after a long cold winter, a good hug, too may things to mention really….. oh, and after 5 months, this post. What are your little victories?

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  1. Koji permalink
    May 26, 2011

    Time loves to fly on its own and watching it just makes it disappear. So, blog more often.

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