Every day you can find a reason to celebrate. Which means you can enjoy a party.
Now before you go into Pinterest Mom mode, take a deep breath and read on.
What if you and I found a reason to celebrate every day?
Celebrations are important. They remind us that life is good.
Albert Einstein once said, “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.”
Don’t think you have any miracles in your life?
If your toddler made it to the bathroom before wetting his pants, celebrate.
If your elementary school daughter finished her homework, turned it in, and remembered her lunch today, celebrate.
If your teenager told you about the supplies he needed more than 12 hours in advance of the project due date, celebrate.
How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.
You don’t need to have an elaborate Pinterest party to celebrate the good in each day. Find a reason just because.
And then party. Dance. Sing. Belt out a belly laugh. Make cookies. Whoop and holler. Whatever feels like fun and celebrating to you.
When you watch the sunrise or sunset while hugging someone you love, celebrate the special moment. You’ll never have that exact one again.
When your son comes home with a passing grade on his test, celebrate what he’s mastered in that subject.
When your daughter tries out for the play or the soccer team, but doesn’t make the team, celebrate. She decided to stretch for something big, perhaps even out of her comfort zone. Huge reason to celebrate.
When your toddler gets dressed on their own, celebrate. Who cares if nothing matches? They managed to get dressed without your assistance.
When your special needs child makes it through a whole activity without an outburst, celebrate.
By learning to capture those regular, ordinary moments and turn them into celebrations, you and I learn that life is good most of the time.
And something interesting happens when you learn to celebrate the small moments. When life throws you a curve ball, you will still find something to celebrate.
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. Isak Dinesen
The Father abundantly lavishes good things on you and me. Simply keep your eyes open today to spot them and then celebrate even if it doesn’t seem like a big deal. Why? As my friend and mentor, Kary Oberbrunner says: the small wins are big wins. A win is a win is a win.
What is one reason you have to celebrate today? Leave a comment below. I’ll do a happy dance with you.
Live your legacy today,
Kirsten D. Samuel
Aftershock Recovery Coach
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