Wondrous and amazing, plus GRAND Social No. 237 link party for grandparents

Wondrous and amazing

Happy New Year!

Though the flip of the calendar to 2017 can't fully eliminate continued entanglements of some of my personally more challenging portions of 2016, I'm determined to approach the new year with my attention focused firmly on the wondrous and amazing aspects of life — not the negative and nasty though unfortunately often unavoidable. Those on a grand scale as well as small and more personal.

To kick off my "appreciate the awesome" intentions, I share the following, which I found pretty darn amazing when stumbling across it on social media in the early hours of 2017:


Wondrous and amazing, right? On a grand scale.

Today I'll be watching for the small.

I plan to share some of the wondrous and amazing, large and small, throughout 2017. I hope you'll join me this year in focusing on all the good — the bounty, the blessings, the beautiful — this incredible life has to offer... if only we keep our eyes (and hearts) open to it.

May 2017 be full of the wondrous and amazing for one and all!

GRAND Social No. 237

Thank you for being here for the first GRAND Social of 2017! Enjoy!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.