We take time to feel miserable, but then when something good happens, we’re too busy to celebrate or we wait for the other shoe to drop. Yet when we look back on our lives, do we remember only the struggles and crises, or do we remember that in spite of our trials, we celebrated often and with enthusiasm? Remembering to celebrate the small events can help us really experience the joy of life. Whether it is for yourself or for someone close to you, find ways to acknowledge a job well done, a delightful surprise, and milestones along the way.
This message is adapted from “Celebrate the joys of living” written by Judy Buch in the November 2002 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.