Friday, February 5, 2016

Celebrate Life


It's time for another edition of. . .

CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS!

This is a weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about those moments. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

 If you'd like to join in and add a little more joy to your week, then go ahead over to Lexa's or simply pop by the linky below!


This week, I'm feeling a bit more serious than usual. The last ten days, we've been touched by three suicides among family, friends and acquaintances. None of them had anything to do with the other, nor did these people know one another. Sadly, one was even a 7th grader.

So this week, I'm celebrating life.

It's rough. It's not easy. But it's precious. May we never forget that. 




21 comments:

  1. That is tragic. A seventh grader? Sad that a child doesn't think life is worth living.

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  2. So sorry for that sad news. It's so hard to understand what drives people to take their own lives, especially a child. I do agree every life is precious and should be treasured.

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  3. This is awful news, I'm so sorry to hear it.

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  4. A 7th grader? Omg, Tonja I'm so sorry for everyone suffering from these losses. Thoughts are with you! **big hugs**

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  5. That is horrible, geez, and a 7th grader. Just breaks my heart. Really sorry you had such a hard week.

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  6. Terrible news. I can't imagine losing a child that young. Life is precious indeed.

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  7. Tonja, I celebrated life too. {{hugs}} Blessings!

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  8. I'm shocked at the suicides, especially the child's. That's incredibly tragic and sad. I'm speechless....

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  9. Tonja, Oh what sad news! Suicide is horrible and no matter who goes down this path it's heart wrenching, but it surprises the dickens out of me to hear about a youngster killing him/herself. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and the families. What tragedy! I agree life should be celebrated. {{HUGS}} & blessings!

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  10. How sad to deal with, especially the 7th grader. The parents must be devastated! But any suicide is tragic. So sad that any of these people didn't realize things could get better. And it must have been rough on you, since you say they were family, friends, and acquaintances. You have my condolences.

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  11. I am so, so sorry. These things should never happen to anyone. I don't know what to say. Please tweet/write/call (will supply #) if you need to! MAJOR HUGS.

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  12. How awful! Suicides are the absolute worst. So sorry you've had to deal with this.

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  13. That's so terrible. I'm so sorry for the losses. To think a child could find no reason to live. It's heartbreaking.

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  14. That is terrible. Three in ten days? And a 7th grader. My heart breaks for all of them, for their families, and for you and your family as well.

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  15. That's heart wrenching. Prayers for all their families. I can't even imagine.

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  16. In the last week, I had a brush with suicide, as well. Sobering, that.
    I hope the rest of your week has gone well, and your celebration of life carries you far!

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  17. I'm so sorry. I've had to deal with suicide before, so I know what it's like to get that news, and... there are no words. I hope you and your family and friends can help each other to get through this.

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  18. I don't know how I've missed your blog for so long - a fellow mother of four and a writer. I just hopped over here from Lexa's place.

    I am terribly sorry to hear about these tragedies. So young and so incredibly hard to wrap our brains around... <3

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  19. What a difficult thing to go though. Sending cheese and love. Here's to life and living it to its best!

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