Celebrating Life!

A friend once sarcastically commented that I celebrate everything and anything. Not that she is wrong, but is it really that bad? Why not celebrate everything? I did not realise it up to that point when she actually said it, and then it made me think...

With all the negative things happening in the world and around us, why not celebrate everything good? 

True, we might overdo it a bit, because we don't only celebrate birthdays, Christmas, Easter and anniversaries, we also celebrate the first blossoms of spring, a clear summers day, a very cold winter's night, a new piece of jewellery, old friends, new friends, you name it! Whenever we think of something good, we celebrate! And yes, you can open my fridge anytime of the year and you will find chilled Champagne bottles there.

At first I though it may be frivolous, but when I sat in the lounge the other night - celebrating our safe return home from last week's fabulous holiday in Zambia where incidentally we celebrated a birthday and an anniversary...- I was thinking: My life is so good. I am truly blessed and privileged by the grace of God, in all aspects of my life. 

I never take any moment for granted. Yes, I celebrate everything, so I would never miss an opportunity or a reminder of how thankful we should be.

Maybe it isn't so frivolous to be "celebration crazy" after all. While we have things to celebrate, we should etch these precious memories into our minds forever, should you need to draw on a little sunshine later in your life...

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one's actions.

Happy celebrating. Cheers! 

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