Celebrate the Small Things – 04.08.16

Celebrate blog hop

Today I am celebrating a first successful week of A2Zing. So far, I have read some amazing blogs filled with great tips on writing, animals, and crafts, plus some wonderful fiction, mythology, and genealogy. I am amazed at some of the work some bloggers have put into their posts.

I am also celebrating a re-dedication I’ve made to some side projects. I’ve been sketching them out in a notebook, figuring out plans and setting schedules to accomplish them.

I would like to be celebrating Spring in all her grandeur, but Winter seems to be holding on with a vice. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow night.

What are you celebrating this week, dear readers? Feel free to share with me in comments.


Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.

The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

1. Lexa Cain 2. Fiction and Film
3. Writing Off the Edge 4. Kidbits
5. TheCyborgMom 6. Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7. My Inner Geek 8. Eclectic Alli
9. Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell 10. Constantine
11. My Miracle Life 12. Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
13. My Creatively Random Life 14. Shells Tales and Sails
15. Lara Lacombe 16. TF Walsh
17. Caring for my Veteran 18. Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
19. About myself, by myself 20. Suzanne Furness
21. Elizabeth Seckman 22. Avalon
23. Cherdo on the Flipside 24. My Baffling Brain
25. Planet Kimberly 26. Shah Wharton
27. Mere Joyce 28. Victorian Scribbles
29. Tanya Miranda 30. God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
31. Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 32. Special Teaching At Pempi’s Palace
33. Square Pegs 34. Patricia’s Place
35. Yvonne Van Dalen 36. Anne Higa
37. My Antimatter Life 38. Into the Imagination Vortex
39. Bouquet of Books 40. Lightravellerkate
41. Curious As A Cathy 42. Thoughts for the Day
43. Julie Flanders 44. As the Fates Would Have It
45. Project Why


#atozchallenge – Mahatma Gandhi Inspires Me


gandhiI remember learning about Mahatma Gandhi when I was in 10th grade. We were doing projects on Nonviolence and he was one of the subjects that we were working on. I was fascinated by his stance against the British and his march to the coast in Dandi to make his own salt. I thought at the time, what a brave man. I still believe that. He was incredibly brave throughout the Indian Independence movement, as well as other movements that he was involved in. His stance on non-cooperation with the British and non-violence in general moved me deeply. I read books about him and watched the movie Gandhi starring Ben Kingsley.  It wouldn’t be until later in life, my mid-thirties, that I fully appreciated him and his work. I am a pacifist and if I ever came up against any type of barriers such as Gandhi did, I too would choose nonviolence. As a teenager, I don’t think I fully grasped the contributions he had made to the world and how he influenced other great men. His assassination in 1948 robbed all of us of a great leader. Here are a few of my favorite quotes by Gandhi:



Interesting Facts: His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and world-wide as the International Day of Nonviolence. And, although he was nominated many times, Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (source)


Thank you for joining me for the A-to-Z Challenge. If you’d like to see who else is participating, check them out here.
Each day, I will be posting about People Who Inspire Me.