Tuesday, July 30, 2013

365 Inspirations—211: Celebrate Life

"A real celebrity is a person who celebrates life."—Seong Yoon Lee

Today, as I was walking around Greenlake with my husband, the words above sprang from his lips and they struck me and made me say, "Yes!"

The sun was sparkling on the lake, there was a slight breeze, people were out and about on rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, boats, and feet. It seemed like everyone was out celebrating the day. It made me think: Look at all these celebrities!

We spend so much time focusing on celebrities (the other ones) and what they are doing, who they married, what their children look like, who said this and who said that, etc. that we forget to be celebrities ourselves. We forget to celebrate the life we have right in front of us.

Forget the news. Is it really so important to know about the every move of the Prince and Princess of Wales and their new baby? Do we really need to read about another mass murderer? 

I say, "Celebrate this very life you have right in front of you. You are a celebrity worthy of celebration."

Celebrate the small things: the sun, a nice lunch, a roof over you head, a friend, a loved one, air to breathe.

And celebrate the BIG things: a marriage, a new baby, a new job, a car, a trip....whatever it is!

Today I celebrated life with a walk around Greenlake with my husband and lunch out at a Mexican restaurant. I was celebrating the fact that I just received copies of the Croatian edition of my book from my agent!

Croatian edition of my book, Lessons from the Monk I Married
Tonight I'm going to celebrate more. A friend who plays violin in the orchestra gave me two free tickets to see the opera Siegfried. I'm bringing another friend who has never been to the opera before. Celebrate life and don't forget to share it too!

Do you take time to celebrate life and share it with others too?

1 comment:

  1. Love this reminder of all that we have to be thankful for, and celebrate, every day.