I love a good celebration - a birthday, an anniversary, a holiday or the dawning of a new year.
I wonder how many times I have missed the miracle of today, this ordinary day, because my eyes have been fixed on the future, anticipating something to come?
This beautiful quote reminded me to celebrate this day for no particular reason. After all, it is as special and miraculous, as wonderful and as blessed as any high feast or great milestone - this day is worth celebrating!
Today is a day of celebration for no reason. I cannot think of a better special occasion. Therefore, I invite you to join me in celebrating this arbitrary moment in time, this one day in your life, for no particular reason other than you are here. You are here to see the beauty of the world shine around you. You are here to love someone, laugh with someone, share with someone. You have this day to let your imagination go, to remember the good times, to write another footnote in the story of your life. And all of those are reasons to celebrate for no reason, other than gratitude for another day from the Maker of days. (Bishop Steven Charleston)
My daughter went to Church this evening and we had an hour or so free before we had to collect her again so we decided to go to the beach. We wet our feet, enjoyed the sea and the sun, had an ice cream, chatted and laughed, and had a celebration for no reason! It was great!
So, I invite you to celebrate this day! Don't let the moment pass. Recognize that it is a gift, a moment filled with grace, and give thanks.