My wife and I just returned from our annual trip to Walt Disney World where we played like children and ate like adults. Celebration is the current theme of WDW, and as we spent time there we thought a lot about celebrations.
Some people celebrate birthdays, at least until they reach a certain age (29?), and do not celebrate again until they reach 80. Other people celebrate every birthday with joy and excitement for another year of life.
Anniversaries are another cause for celebration. My wife and I just celebrated 40 years of marriage. As we talked at dinner one night we realized we've long forgotten what it was like to be single. We also talked about the good times and the tough times we've been through. We're glad to be together still and enjoy life together.
Promotion, graduation, significant weight loss, first house, new car, or first date, are just a few of the events we celebrate. We mark the day on our calendars and say we'll always remember and celebrate. However, we often forget as busyness takes control of our lives.
What do you celebrate? How about taking joy in a sunrise or sunset? In good health, or the ability to laugh? In the first fruit of the graden, or the smile of a good friend. In a green light, or an umbrella on a rainy day? In a phone call from someone special, or the return of someone from overseas?
Life brings many reasons to celebrate, and not just the Hallmark card days. The writer of Ecclesiastes said "I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime. . ." What will you celebrate this week?