Celebrating the small things does not come natural to me. Most of the time, I am in survival mode, thankful to make it to bedtime. That is why I so love this project. For these moments, in this place, I slow down. If only for a few minutes, we have permission to take the time to unwrap the small, secret gift of the everyday. I’ve set aside Tuesdays to share a moment that may have otherwise disappeared under the pile of daily tasks. Instead, stop. Notice. And be thankful.

What should I write in my post?

Anything that causes you to pause and celebrate the moment. Not what will be or what is to come, but what is real and true this day: the messy, the lovely, and the unexpected. Share a photo, a story, or anything that offers a glimpse into your own journey of discovering the gifts in the midst of the ordinary.

Can anyone join?

Ooooof course. Anytime. Anyone. You don’t even have to have a blog. Just unwrap that Tuesday gift right there in the comments. But if you do have a blog, link up in the Mister Linky by putting your name and then the permalink to your Unwrapped post. Then link back to Chatting at the Sky so your readers will be able to read/join as well, if they would like.

What is a permalink?

A permalink is the URL to a specific blog post. In other words, each blog post has an address and the permalink is the street number and the avenue. For example, my blog address is www.chattingatthesky.com. But the permalink to this post is chattingatthesky.com/2009/12/30/tuesdays-unwrapped-4/ To get the permalink, I simply clicked on the post title and it popped up in the address bar.

Why was my link deleted?

Probably because you linked to your blog rather than the permalink of your post. Sometimes people like to browse through your Tuesday Unwrapped posts from my site days or weeks after you’ve posted them. If you simply link to your blog front page, they will not be able to find your Unwrapped post. Unless you use the permalink, your link will be deleted out of courtesy to the reader.

I look forward to celebrating the messy, lovely and unexpected with you.