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 day’s surprise, 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.
July 8th - celebrate every day
This is a wonderful day I’ve never seen it before.
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