Tuesday, April 26, 2011

V is for Victory

When is the last time you celebrated a victory?
Perhaps your favorite team just won the playoffs. Maybe you finally found a job or got a raise. Perhaps your cancer went into remission or your child took her first step. You lost 5 pounds or finished your first 5K. Maybe this was your first dry day. Or you finally managed to sleep through the night. Not a big deal, you say?
But what if, instead, you lost your job, or the cancer came back, or you came home drunk? What if your spouse came home drunk?

It would be a very big deal. So big you might not be able to sleep at all.

Victory abounds in the minor triumphs of each day. You can only win one day at a time.

How many victories did you celebrate today?

“The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories
 that give us our own small satisfactions.”
--Billy Joel--


  1. I haven't celebrated any victories, large or small, today. But there's still time :-) Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I depleted the piles sitting on my office desk, plowed through a few piles of laundry, and cleaned the house...THAT is cause for celebration!! so I think I'll celebrate by going out to dinner! :)

    Wonderful post and beautiful reminder. Joy is found in the celebrations of our days...

  3. I celebrated several small victories today, such as getting my son to eat a new meal at dinner without complaining about it, GASP! Great reminder to celebrate the little things.

    Good luck on the remainder of the A to Z Challenge!

  4. Jenny--somedays just staying optimistic is a victory all its own!

    Lisa & Shannon--today I prepared flower beds for planting, sent out three more query letters, caught up on laundry...and celebrated by immersing myself in "Story Engineering" by Larry Brooks, a great, great book for wannabe novelists like myself!

  5. I've had three heart attacks, each day with my BW is a victory. Sitting on the porch looking at my planted trees is a victory. Preparing lovely dishes is a victory. Life is good.