Posts Tagged ‘kindness’

Celebrating Life!

I love celebrations; don’t you?

I love the planning, the decorating, the cooking, and the gathering of family and friends that celebrations provide. I deeply value holiday traditions and personal milestones in other’s lives as well as my own. I believe this is what makes life richer and keeps relationships close. Celebrating special occasions of any kind, remind us of what is truly important.

Thankfully I grew up in a family that always celebrated birthdays, holidays, and special occasions; but I’ve known some people who don’t know what this is like. While I can’t relate, it reminds me how lucky I am to have family and friends who celebrate the milestones in my life and whom I can celebrate in theirs. We all need people to celebrate our lives with, as this makes life more joyful, meaningful and special.

 Celebrating other’s accomplishments, milestones, or special occasions is a privilege and honor that is filled with excitement and fun. It allows everyone to bask in positive emotions that uplift even the sullen of hearts. When we take part in celebrating with family or friends, we are sharing in their joy; acknowledging their uniqueness, while displaying one of life’s greatest gifts… love.

Taking time to celebrate with loved ones, friends, strangers and co-workers fosters greater relationships for everyone present. It brings people together and allows us to “let our hair down” and relax so that we can truly be ourselves. When we’re in this state of being, we are more open and receptive to the unexpected, making our vibrational frequency higher; this results in greater manifestation of our hearts desires. It is no accident why many single people find their soul mates at weddings, parties, or other social occasions. Nor is it by accident that many business opportunities occur while casually networking at celebrations. Perhaps this is why many companies hold employee picnics, office parties and retreats.

Regardless of the reason for celebrating, take a moment to breathe it all in. Savor all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch of others. Give thanks for this precious time on earth and appreciate all the gifts you have been given. Cherish those around you with kindness and acceptance. Wouldn’t that be something to celebrate!

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Family

Nothing is more special or sacred than Family. We are all born into, welcomed, and raised by this beloved group of kin who nurture and support us well into adulthood and throughout our lives. They listen to us, feed us, care for us, and teach us about life and ourselves. While they are far from perfect, this group will sacrifice anything for one another, since its survival depends upon the strength of the individual members. Grounded in ancestry, our Families carry more than mere DNA; they carry the very fiber of our species and essence of love… God!

Family can be composed of more than biology, encompassing surrogate members such as adoptive parents, half- siblings, teachers, clergy, or friends. Family is thicker than blood and even more vital than water, as we are shaped by those around us and them by us. Each member is of this Earthly clan, Family is what we all are to each other.

This is God’s greatest gift to man.  A model of Spirit’s love for us in flesh and bone. A mirror of what humanity is meant to be. The healing touch of a warm embrace. The comfort of a smile. The safety and serenity of love, born from compassion and kindness. These are the treasures of Family. This is what I am grateful for in you.