Joining in with Five Minute Friday. This week’s word Celebrate. Here goes…
When I think of celebrate I don’t, nowadays, think of celebrations for grand events such as birthdays or Christmas. [Having had everything stripped away from me, piece by piece, and being isolated from family and friends, birthdays haven’t been personal or intimate, celebratory, affairs for many years, unfortunately].
Nowadays I celebrate the “every day” [Actually, I look back and see that the seed of this attitude was planted when my Dad died suddenly (at 45); nothing like a tragic death to make you realise how very short and very precious life is].
So now, I actively give thanks: for anything and everything however small…actually, scratch that….the smaller the better…for it’s in the little things, the small moments, the smallest of small kindnesses where joy and beauty are to be found, where life’s glory and splendour should be rejoiced and celebrated.
Start – and move through – your days with an open mind, end your days grateful: perhaps there’s no better recipe for a rich life, a life in which all things of worth are noted and celebrated, for the marvel they are.