Celebrate Good Times

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Yesterday we celebrated my younger daughter’s 8th birthday. There was cake and singing, presents, a little family, a casual playdate, and one happy little girl.

In a few weeks we’ll be celebrating summer—and the near return of school—with a long weekend away. We’re going to visit a family place that evokes fun and relaxation in the heat of summer and the cool of nostalgia.

Every day, whether I take a conscious moment to or not—sometimes it’s just a pulling undercurrent—I celebrate my having successfully started a new, better life after divorce, finding independence and finding me, inner peace and clarity, gratitude, potential, happiness in the now (even when some days are tough) and faith in the future. It’s kind of a big deal.

There are “big deals” all around, you know. Ways to find or make joy and give thanks, if we’re prepared to recognize them.

So, give this a moment’s thought. What makes you joyful and fills you with appreciation?

Will you share with us what it is you’d like to celebrate today? Big or small, let’s DO IT together!

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About Janna

writer, editor, marketing assistant, resume consultant, mom, wannabe philosopher, advocate, and possibilitarian / you can call me Janna

Posted on July 24, 2013, in Blog Posts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I just watched a TED video yesterday on happiness. The point was to celebrate the small moments and celebrate them now. Don’t wait for “some day I’ll be happy”. Live NOW.

  2. Happy birthday to your daughter, Janna! Today I’m going to be happy for getting rain almost every day. It saves me lugging around heavy jugs of water. Plus, during that time when I’d normally be watering the flowerbeds, I’m writing instead. 🙂

  3. Christy Hayes

    What a lovely post, Janna, and happy birthday to your youngest. I’m thankful every day for my health, my kids, and my family. I’m blessed beyond belief and I don’t take it for granted for a second.

  4. I’m happy to be surrounded this week by family and friends at the beach. My kids are growing up so quickly and our times together are fleeting. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder to savor the little things, Janna!

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