🌟I did it🌟
I once bought a card for my husband that shouted YOU DID IT! Ok, so it didn’t actually shout, because it didn’t have a sound thingy in it, but it did use large, colorful, capital letters. Plus, Grover, my favorite Sesame Street character, was declaring those words, so I could hear his enthusiasm loud and clear!
While I don’t remember why I gave him the card, I believe deep down that I would have felt overjoyed to receive such a sentiment, especially by original-not-even-Super-Grover. Don’t we all need and deserve a little validation every now and then?
Apparently, people online felt that acceptance when Steve, the original Blue’s Clues guy, reappeared in a video ad. After explaining his abrupt departure, he offered pure compassion:
“And then look at you and look at all you have done and all you have accomplished in all that time…And some of it has been kind of hard, you know? I know you know.”
When I taught mother support groups, we prepared moms for a journey of little recognition and gratitude for how they were about to thoughtfully raise the next generation through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of poop. We prepared them how to ask for what they wanted and needed, yet most importantly, how to celebrate their own accomplishments.
In the end, it is music to anyone’s ears to hear someone else say, “hey, you did it. That’s fabulous!” And Steve did just that. He even added gratitude and a compliment—how’s that for a powerfully succinct video? No wonder it faintly touched most who viewed it, even if they weren’t a Blue’s Clues fan, like me.
“Thanks for listening. You look great, by the way. Whatever it is you’re doing, it’s working.”
~Steve Burns (from Blue’s Clues)
Oh, wait, you want to know what I did??
THIS IS MY 50th BLOG POST! Something I never thought I would do, never thought I COULD do.
And I DID IT!!!
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What have you done that’s celebration-worthy?