Everyday is a reason to celebrate

“Celebrate good times,
come on (Let’s celebrate)
Celebrate good times,
come on (Let’s celebrate)”
Kool & the Gang – Celebration

I had already forgotten how good it feels. That feeling when you woke up in the morning happy, excited. That feeling when you dance around the apartment and jump from joy because life just is so wonderful. That feeling when you could everyday celebrate life because it is good and beautiful.

Easily we experience our everyday life boring and grey. We might wait for holidays and events when we can dress up, raidse a glass and bring a pinch of glamour and zest to our everyday life. We investi in holidays like Christmas, we want to make them special and succesfull. We celebrate when we have a reason to do it.

Many of us may not necessarily think that everyday is a holiday. The english language word “present” means a present moment but also a gift. So everyday we get a present and that present is here and now. Often we regard this present as a truism and appreciate its existence only when we lose it. Also often we waste our present either by living too tightly in the past or worrying about the future.

Positiivari’s motto “attitude matters – always” sounds a cliché but it’s true. However easily we are trapped by conditions, we blame weather, partner, children, colleagues etc. of causing a bad day for us. Nevertheless by changing our own attitude we can turn a everyday life into a holiday. We can decide do we want to focus on the negative things that the day might have brought or do we focus on the good that we have already and what we have got.

The children are masters to wonder, explore and rejoice of life – all the little things it brings. Many adults forget when growing up that they’ve been a child sometime. As a matter of fact many adults abandons the child that everyone has inside. Many of adults forget how it is to be a child, to be excited of life and celebrate its little big things.

Years ago I red Benjamin Hoff’s book “The Tao of Pooh.” In the book was a part that said: ”
Vuosia sitten luin Benjamin Hoffin kirjan “Nalle Puh ja Tao.” Kirjassa oli kohta jossa sanottiin näin: “But the adult is not the highest stage of development. The end of the cycle is that of the independent, clear-minded, all-seeing Child. That is the level known as wisdom. “ So sometimes it’s okay to play some music, dance around the apartment and raise a glass for life.

With love, Anu-Maarit