Let’s celebrate our lives. Let’s smile and focus on the good thoughts.
When the word “celebration” is thought of, I think of expressing our joys. When we celebrate, we breathe positive thoughts, focus about the good things, and forget misfortunes. Take a birthday celebration, for example. A birthday party isn’t really celebrating your birth date. It’s celebrating you, your life—the happiness you exert to others, the joys you’ve experienced, and the large group of people who love you. Your birthday is a day to celebrate you, not the date of your birth.
We celebrate the Fourth of July to appreciate our country. We could do this on any day. Holidays are just reminders to take a step back and realize how grateful we are, or even how grateful we should be. Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful of our family and food; Valentine’s Day reminds us of the beauty of those we love; Memorial Day reminds us to thank those who serve our country—we wouldn’t be where we are without them.
Let’s live our lives, and make them a celebration. Let’s dwell on the good events, the positive elements, and the ones that make us continuously happy. Let’s remember to return a found wallet, to smile at a stranger, to always look for ways to help, because that’s what we would do on Christmas. Life may not be a celebration, but it can be if we all work to make it one.