Saturday, December 3, 2016

Constant Celebration

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could walk around in a constant state of thankfulness and celebration? To notice and appreciate the many, many joys in our lives, both big and small?

I'm trying to make an effort to live more this way.

(Some times, it is not easy.)

But I've found that the more I do it, the easier it becomes. I've also found that the more I celebrate, the more things I have to celebrate. I've also noticed that I'm a much happier person when I do this.

           Hmmm....

Here are some of my {many} celebrations this week:

* My son called me from college just to talk

     * Friends who trust me with their words

* The whisper that tells me my time in my comfort zone has come to an end

     * Unexpected opportunity

* Sweet raspberries

     * Writing by the light of the Christmas tree

* Hearing the furnace kick on in the morning, knowing I will wake to warmth

     * A book recommendation from a friend

* A fire in the fireplace

     * Birds that gather on the bird feeder outside the window

* Warm cinnamon bread baking in the oven, making the house smell heavenly

     * A smile from a student

Being in a constant state of celebration and thankfulness is also about being mindful. In this crazy month of December, when we zip from one event to another, I hope you will take a minute to stop and celebrate all of your blessings.

It will literally change your life.


7 comments:

  1. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could walk around in a constant state of thankfulness and celebration? " Absolutely and I choose to find JOY everyday in my classroom. Our celebrations are similar and I am thankful for the sparkling Christmas lights.

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  2. Your post is so true! I've stopped some of my daily gratitude practices...it's time to begin them again. Thank you for the reminder!!!

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  3. I hear you, Jennifer. I was thinking along the same lines when I moved past my comfort zone today. Thanks for letting me celebrate your joy.

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  4. And just reading these celebrations makes me feel lighter. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful. I can almost taste the cinnamon bread.
    Ruth

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  6. Those were lovely celebrations - quiet and meaningful...and delicious, too!

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  7. Appreciation for those small moments makes our lives very good indeed, Jennifer. Love reading about all of them.

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