Celebrating Each Day of Our Lives


Make sure you dance every day so you can feel your joy

Make sure you dance every day so you can feel your joy

The days of our lives are filled with many things. They can be filled with hard work, illness, anxiety, passion, protesting, child care, doing laundry and a million other things which are not exciting. Life can make us very numb where we just go through the motions. We can look but not see what is right in front of us.

There are days where getting out of your comfort zone is rough. Some days it is easier to over look the song of the bird or the honk of a goose. Some days you don’t hear the music, it swirls around you without being able to get near your heart or soul.

Some days life feels right as soon as we open our eyes. The air smells sweet, you can hear a robin looking for materials to build his nest, you can hear your favorite music in your head and it lifes your heart. You can do a little dance as you make breakfast. A smile graces your face all day and you in turn, can share it with everyone. In short, these types of days show our celebration of  life.

Celebrating life comes in sections .One section is praise for the blessing in your life. Those things that could be material or simply the note you received from an old friend. Praise is easy on the good days. It will flow out and around you as it gently floats upward toward the heavens. Praise on the hard days, when sickness, problems, uncertainity plague you, make praise be something you need to work at. It is just as important on these days and probably more appreciated by The One.

The other section is gratitude. This is not the same. The gratitude raises up out of your soul and engulfs you as you take every breath of air and as you take each step. Gratitude is the ability and intention of seeing every little gift given to you. It is the ability to recognize that you are surrounded by tiny miracles and they make you feel so loved and cherished by the Divinity in life.

When you put gratitude and praise together, you find the ultimate goal. You find yourself celebrating life. Celebrating life takes the weaving together of gratitude and praise to create an emotional quilt to wrap around yourself. So try each day to find a way to be in touch with your innerself and celebrate life as often as you can. Life, here on this plane, won’t last forever. There will be a day when we move on to the next plane of existence. We go forward experiencing the cycle of  life. So today, try to really see and hear your world, dance a few steps, and sing your favorite song, even if it is off tune. Celebrate! Celebrate and see what comes back to you. Blessings to all, Barbara

I am a feminist woman

Butterfly whispering. Photo by Cliff Mattio

Celebrate with praise and gratitude.

Celebrate with praise and gratitude.

14 thoughts on “Celebrating Each Day of Our Lives

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful words and sentiments!

  2. mountainmae says:

    New background- nice. i love the little girl dancing by the picture. We went to the Nutcracker when my niece was about the same age. In the lobby I watched her doing something that I finally realized was imitating the pose of the dancer on the poster.. She was concentrating so hard she never noticed anyone looking at her.

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Thank you Ms. Barbara for your post of inspiration.

  4. brendamarroy says:

    Praise and gratitude are a great combination. There are days when I wake up with a song in my heart and others when I wake up tired. No matter how I feel or what my thought processes are, I’m noticing that there is still always gratitude in my heart. Thank you for posting this. By the way, I love the hearts filled with peace signs. Where did you find these?

  5. Alex Jones says:

    Is it about the celebration of life, being part of the creative process of nature?

  6. Spring has been hinting at being in the air the last few days and that’s such a mood lifter 😉 It’s taken some time this year, but I’ve actually started to feel like I might be able to start celebrating life again! That said ice cold and snow is set to return tomorrow so that work you mention may well be in order 🙂 Your comments about praise and gratitude were very interesting…I think many of us normally view them as one and the same so this was quite an eye opener 🙂

  7. Thank you for the tender reminder!

  8. Colline says:

    I love the photo you have put up. It shows complete joy in dance.

  9. pujakins says:

    Lovely thoughts and lovely pictues. What a special, fine and loving smile you do have. Hugs, Tasha

  10. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for this beautiful post! It is so easy to be dragged down by all the difficult stuff, the mean people, the tragedies and “issues” in the world, but so important to remind ourselves to be in joy. If we don’t walk around in prayer, in awe and gratitude at all the beauty and good, how can we resolve, or even survive the rotten stuff?
    I am coming to see this as the true meaning of balance, you can never stay in the middle, or totally eradicate the bad, so balance comes in always weaving the beauty, the awe, gratitude, love and joy in between the rest to keep things balanced and even.

  11. Wonderful reminder, something we all need now and again.

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