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

Author Unknown

Monday, July 08, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 8, Book 19

Each day holds a surprise.  But only if we expect it can we see, hear , or feel it when it comes.  Let's not be afraid to receive each daysurprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or joy it will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome’s new friends and our shared humanity.

Henri Nouwen

July 8th - celebrate every day

This is a wonderful day  I’ve never seen it before.

Maya Angelou

I recently had lunch with some of my friends and one of them asked why I had celebration banners hanging from my windows and wondered just what I was celebrating.  I told her that for me every day of life is a celebration.  

I got the banners the first New Year spent in my new home.  Sometimes I hang different things like hearts, shamrocks, or pumpkins from them to go along with certain holidays, but I leave the banners hanging every day of the year.

To me, to celebrate means above all else to say that I am grateful.  Every single day is a gift and I am grated for each new day and the opportunities to share kindness and love with others.  I’m grateful for the lessons learned and truths shared.

Life is not meant to be a burden.  Life is not a problem to be solved.  It is a blessing to be celebrated.

Joan D. Chittister


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Let's celebrate today!

Mevely317 said...

What a novel idea for inexpensive window treatments! Carpe diem!

Karan Rajput said...

Thanks for share this information
good morning images

Chatty Crone said...

Don't you think that you have to be looking for joy as well or it can escape you!

jack69 said...

We are celebrating a safe trip and some beautiful views that will be remembered. One doesn't need to just exist, but you are right, CELEBRATE LIFE!
From Pennsylvania, Sherry & jack

betty said...

I think its neat you have those banners, Ma! Life always has something to celebrate and it is good you take advantage of it and indeed do the celebrating!