This post is part of The Declaration of You’s BlogLovin’ Tour, which I’m  so happy to participate in alongside over 100 other creative soul bloggers. The Declaration of You! is written by artist and designer Jessica Swift and creative career coach Michelle Ward. The Declaration of You! will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer.

“I’m celebrating.” It’s Wednesday! Hump day. Mid-week day. A good reason to celebrate. Of course there is always celebration in art! And I’m always grateful for art being in my life!

But sometimes, it’s about something small. Something mundane. And that is all I need to make a little celebration of my day. I send out a thought and a thank you to the Universe. That small, little thing can bring out the “I’m celebrating” feeling and turn my whole day around.

Maybe I received a nice email from a customer or one of my plants bloomed with a beautiful bud, or maybe I had a terrific time in the studio and things flowed. Whatever it is, I’ll tell myself “I’m celebrating!” and then that’s usually a celebration in itself. Just the “thought.” Just the words to myself. That gratefulness and thank you I send out to the universe as I think to myself “I’m celebrating” and saying “Thank you. Thank you.”

It helps to pause and take notice. There is a saying by Doug King that says, “Learn to pause . . . or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.” I love that. Being mindful and pausing to say thanks and to remind myself “I’m celebrating.” I remind myself that Life is to be enjoyed and cherished and it’s full of abundance if we take the time to notice and give thanks.

For me, every day needs to have little celebrations during the day. Thoughts of “I’m celebrating.” It keeps me uplifted and my spirit happy.

Besides, you just never know when things will change as life has it’s ups and downs. So I am very grateful. Everyday, I try to write 5 things in my gratitude journal and say a little prayer of thanks!

In the honor of celebrating, I’d like to tell you about a very special book titled “The Declaration of You!” It’s written by two creative ladies, Jessica Swift, I adore her art and design, and Michelle Ward, whom I didn’t know before I heard about this book, but she’s a creative career coach.

It’s all about YOU! Finding the path you love, your own uniquity (yep, that’s a word they made up) and creating the life you dream of. To find out more, visit http://thedeclarationofyou.com/

And in honor of Celebration, check back tomorrow because I’ll be doing a fun giveaway!