A great song came out a few decades ago. Called "I Just Want to Celebrate," the lyrics said, "I just want to celebrate another day of living; I just want to celebrate another day of life." What a great thought that is. Most of us slog through our days just getting by, doing our best not to fall back a few steps as we try to advance more. We deal with annoyances and frustrations and all sorts of things that come our way, but let's be honest--how many of us celebrate another day of living each day?
Celebrating is a wonderful way to shape and improve our outlook on life. The mere act of celebration shows the world and ourselves that there really is something to celebrate, something special in our lives--even if it is simply another day to spend on this beautiful planet with so many wonderful people. The celebration doesn't have to be huge or pretentious, either--it could be simply toasting the new day with a glass of wine or saying a small "thank you" as you drink your cup of coffee in the morning. We should define celebration for ourselves, for only then can our celebrations be authentic. And if you want to celebrate each new day with a piece of cake and a glass of milk, then for goodness' sake, do so--it's your celebration, so make it what you want it to be.
I want to celebrate each day, but usually I forget to add celebration to my often-busy schedule. When I do celebrate, though, it raises my awareness of the great world in which I live--and that awareness helps me to appreciate all the wonderful gifts that I have, and reminds me that there are even more things to celebrate than I had thought.
Why celebrate a birthday only one day out of the year?
Why not celebrate life every day? I can!
I can make every day a day for giving thanks!