“If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year…Today should always be our most wonderful day.” – Thomas Dreier.
When it comes to your life, you have accomplished far more that you might have thought and have many more things to celebrate than you might realize. All too often, we compare ourselves to where we think we should be rather than looking at what has been accomplished and what all of us can point to as blessings to be thankful.
Therefore, you should take a little time to celebrate the good things in your life while welcoming new challenges that will surely have you looking forward to the future. Here are ten ways to celebrate your life everyday so that you can remain positive and forward-looking.
Create a List
Before you go to bed at night, create a list of all the things that you believe are worthy to celebrate. From your past accomplishments to having family, friends and co-workers, all of these things are worth celebrating and when you finish your list, you’ll realize just how fortunate you are to be surrounded by those you
Embrace the New Day
Get up and look forward to the new day and all the possibilities that it might bring. You can enjoy your breakfast, sip your favorite cup of tea or coffee and see what awaits as you head off in the right mood to take on what awaits you. You may want to set aside a few minutes just to feel all the positive vibes that the morning has brought to you and how it can boost your mood all day long.
Remember What You Have Accomplished
While you don’t have to wallow in former glory, it is good that you have memories of past accomplishments that have made you proud. Remember that bad times will pass just as surely as the turning of the Earth. So, remember what you have achieved before and let that success guide you to the future as you celebrate what has been and what will be done.
Be Grateful for the Small Things
While people may notice the big things in life, it is really the little things such as your health, having clean water, good shelter and plenty of food that are the blessings taken for granted. When you shift your focus from the big to the small, you’ll see that there are many things around you that should be recognized and celebrated because they bring so much joy to people’s lives. Plus, you’ll have even more reasons to celebrate once you see what the world is truly like when you readjust your focus.
This is a fairly easy one as life is meant to be enjoyed. Of course, there are many ways to do it without causing you great expense. In fact, treating yourself to a chocolate bar or perhaps your favorite beverage is a great way to finish your working day on a high note. Also, you can think healthy as well and choose a fruit salad or other healthy, good tasting treat that will add to your celebration without adding inches to your waistline.
Now is the Time to Dance
There is something about dancing that brings out the good feelings and spreads the joy in such a positive way. You are not only feeling good and celebrating the day as you are also showing others how you feel which can be quite contagious. Dancing is celebration and it is something that you should indulge in at least a little each day and if others join in, the more the merrier.
“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” – Satchel Paige
Pretend Everyday is Your Birthday
While having cake and getting lots of gifts each day may be a little out there, you can recapture the feeling of your birthday where you felt that everything was possible. There is no reason to leave that feeling behind just because it is not your real birthday today. Instead, you should try your best to go out and make every day full of possibilities and accomplishments as if it were your birthday. There is no time like the present to start.
Do Something Silly
There are many little things that you can do which may seem a little silly, like talking to strangers in the elevator or walking barefoot in the park. Doing something that breaks up your daily routine will not only help you feel better, but others around you as they see how willing you are to take a few chances. Life is not meant to be experienced in baby steps and acting just a bit silly from time to time reminds all of us about our humanity.
Bring the Party Atmosphere to Your Home
Who says that your day ends when you get home? In fact, let the celebration begin for you and your family as you recognize everyone’s accomplishments and celebrate with a little music, dinner and good times. When you celebrate in the right way, it can bring so much to your life that can be shared with so many others. Buy some flowers, bring home a new movie, play a game, the choices are endless as how you can make each day a little more special with your family.
Reward Yourself with a Gift
Remember, you can give gifts to yourself as well as to others. There are times when giving a gift to yourself is more than justified, so go right ahead and enjoy. It should be a gift that reflects the moment and provides you with something that can be enjoyed for a long time or perhaps be shared with others. Many people reward themselves with a gift basket, bath and body products, aromatherapy, essential oils and many other gifts that set the right tone.
There are many different ways to celebrate life, so take a little time each day to remind yourself that there are many reasons to celebrate being alive on our beautiful planet. Just a few minutes each day of reflection and celebration will boost your spirits and have you looking forward to tomorrow and the opportunities that it will bring.
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault