It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, July 17, 2017

Chapter 7, Page 17, Book 17



The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

Just for the JOY of it!


Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!

Barbara Hoffman

Life is as special and meaningful as we choose to make it.  The good news is that we all can bring more joy and meaning into our lives by finding something to celebrate every day. Often times we give more meaning than is necessary to many things.  Things like sports,  tv shows, and fashion dos and don'ts, but fail to take the time and energy to apply meaning to the things that give our lives more value.

If we don’t make the time to celebrate the moments in our lives, they will become less and less meaningful and we’ll feel less joy and fulfillment.  We need to make space to appreciate our accomplishments no matter how big or small.   The only thing that matters is what is important to you and the people you love.  

If we don’t apply meaning to the things that are important to us or celebrate all our wins and accomplishments, we’ll start to wonder what’s the point of achieving them.  

Celebrating our wins helps us to stay on track and feel great about what we do.  It gives us a reason to keep going and to celebrate.  Creating more meaning in the moments that matter can be as simple as a sweet treat after dinner or giving your self a gold star for accomplishing a goal.   It doesn’t have to be an expensive evening out but choose something that feels special to you.

When you begin your day with a sense of gratitude and celebration, you are bound to have more joy for the rest of the day.  When we notice the little things in life we did well, it improves our mood and self esteem.  Spending a few minutes to give thanks for all your blessings will add more richness to your life.


Just for today,  I’ll remember that my thoughts help to shape my day.

4 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

i agree we should find something to celebrate everyday. "When we notice the little things in life we did well, it improves our mood and self esteem. "

betty said...

I think you try to find something to celebrate every day, Ma. It is a good thing to do along with being grateful.

betty

Mevely317 said...

What stood out to me? "The only thing that matters is what is important to you and the people you love."

That and Robert Brault's quote. His wisdom!

Carol Z said...

Gratitude makes me appreciate all that I have. I've been a little cranky lately and it's time to count my blessings, get a good night's sleep and read a good book.