I once heard to make everyday a celebration of some kind. Aside from the traditional holidays of Christmas, Valentine’s , and Halloween, there are a billion other reasons for celebrating. I have celebrated Tuesday’s with tacos, the summer equinox, first dates, and even celebrated the dog’s birthday! Who doesn’t love a reason to have a party?
I try to find something to honor or make special daily!
So today, when I reached into the refrigerator and saw the can of whipped cream topping, I thought, why not? Instead of gluttonously spraying it in my mouth, I very intentionally pulled my pretty little blue and white china bowl out and sprayed a respectable serving and sat down and enjoyed it.
Not all celebrations have to be planned and attended with invited guests. I celebrate and live ceremoniously every morning with my favorite coffee cup which I pour coffee made from a french press. The very act of preparing, steeping and pressing the coffee is ceremony to me. I choose to drink water from goblets and try to sit for a meal even when I am alone with a cleared table and a candle if it feels right.
We can celebrate my afternoons with the perfect music station or just a quiet moment in gratitude of my day thus far. Evenings are easy to make special with a ceremoniously drawn bath or even shower where I use my favorite lotions and put on something clean and comfortable for the night. My bedtime routine is about preparing for the day ahead, reading a little inspiration, praying and going to sleep with a peaceful heart and intent on good sleep.
For me, to live ceremoniously is to take care of myself as if I was celebrating my life as we all should. Too many times I think we plan on “someday” I will use the china, or “someday” I will go ahead and wear that fancy hat or special outfit. I say, do it now. Have fun and enjoy life today. Being in gratitude for all that we have and having faith in all that is to come.
It is cause for celebrating!