What are you celebrating?
Everyone likes a celebration and the opportunity to show their pleasure and excitement for an event or accomplishment. Whether it is a birthday, a wedding or a graduation, all events are worth celebrating. How do you celebrate such an event? Usually gatherings with other people help mark celebrations. This week I am grateful to be able to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary with friends and family. But celebrations don’t have to be just for milestones.
“If you think positively
Sound becomes Music
Movement Becomes Dance
Smile Becomes Laughter
Mind Becomes Meditation
And Life Becomes a Celebration….”
Do you celebrate your life daily? Do you appreciate the small things in your life? Celebrations don’t have to be big events and parties. People are able to think well of themselves, praise themselves and celebrate at any time.
”The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
Thomas J. Peters
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!”
I thought this piece was worth considering.
“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Are you one to act in the state of celebration or one that waits to receive?
“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.”
Celebrating your life every day is about creating your own miracles.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
“Loving ourselves creates miracles in our lives.”
“Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings, and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.”
Many times I have been reminded of 4 universal practices for life. We need to sing, dance, commune with nature and sit in sweet silence. When did we stop? When are we going to start again?
So don’t wait until you’ve reached some big milestone before you take the time to celebrate and rejoice. Create more joy in your life every day.