Life is a Celebration

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year…Today should always be our most wonderful day. -Thomas Dreier

1 Corinthians 13:11 says “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” One of the things we, as adults, have also put away is our ability to celebrate life. Think back to when you were a child, life was exciting and fun. Why does it feel like that has changed? So many adults lose their zest for life and have forgotten how to celebrate themselves.

Life seems less magical now because there are so many responsibilities. We get bogged down with life, trying to fulfill our psychological, physiological, and sociological needs. We get stuck. We don’t know what we want, but we know we’re not getting it. Most children don’t have to worry or care about these things; they just live life. They ride swings, ride bikes, and play games. Maybe if we took a page out of their book, we might find happiness. Should we stop taking care of our responsibilities and behave like children? No. But you’ve got to remember to celebrate the little things. Let go of the negative. Embrace the positive and what you do have. Dream about the future and remain hopeful.

There is an old saying, “give me my flowers while I’m living”. That saying isn’t just referring to what others give you, but also what you give yourself. Do the things that will not just make you happy, but provide you with a deep sense of joy. Life is a celebration and it starts now. As long as you have breath in your body, you should celebrate your life.