CELEBRATE This Week: XXXV
I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t always feel like celebrating each Saturday. It occurred to me recently, that it’s kind of weird to celebrate when you don’t feel like it.
Who sits down at the end of a rotten week and says, “Let’s celebrate!” It makes me think we are all a little weird. Because I’m guessing you don’t always have a great week. More often than not, the week was probably a little messy and a lot hectic. Things didn’t go your way. There were misunderstandings and missed appointments and missed people. On Saturday mornings you brew a cup of something warm, stand a little haggered at the kitchen counter, take a deep breath and force a smile.
Smiles seem to help find the celebration.
Standing there, I feel the pause in the day. There is a pause in every day, for each of us. We have to be still, but we can find it. Even in the craziest of days, there is always a pause.
It is the pause that CELEBRATE This Week has insisted that I find. It is through your celebrations that I’ve found the significance in celebrating. I’m struck by the genuineness of this community.
Your celebrations aren’t about showing off. They aren’t about putting one person above another. Quite the contrary. It has been through your celebrations that I have been able to find my own. It is your story, your grit that inspires me to keep finding celebration, even though it seems weird to look for the celebration in the mess.
Celebration saves me. I’m thankful to have a pause each week to allow celebration to rescue me each week. I’m glad you are part of the journey and I hope you invite someone else to come along, because it’s not magic, it’s simply pure, irrevocable joy that is waiting to be discovered each week.