It’s CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY, when we take some time to celebrate life, as the name indicates. To different people this means different things. For those who are parents, it means you appreciate your children and grandchildren. For those who are single, you cherish the friendships you’ve been blessed with through the years.
It’s not important what you decide to do today, but it’s about the people in our lives. Friends and family who mean the most to us. Lavish your love on them today. Count your blessings and celebrate them today. Celebrate for them and with them.
Love and compassion for all human life is not a “war on women” and we cannot be intimidated by those who say so. – Dr. Ben Carson
There is a bronze statue at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio called “Celebration of Life”. This day is of particular significance in that city.
Don’t wait until you are in bad health to celebrate your life. Be grateful to God for every day you wake up and can be productive and do good deeds for the Lord. He made you to serve Him! He’s so happy when His children love and appreciate the life He gave them.
As you celebrate this wonderful day God gave you, I have two suggestions:
- MAKE IT JOYFUL
- MAKE IT MEANINGFUL
The joy we as Christians feel in our spirits should act as a catalyst in planning our celebration. So many activities in life are just centered around food and beverage. These things are not bad, but let’s try to go beyond the surface and make this a heartfelt celebration with all the people who mean the most to us.
Life does not give you what you ask for. It gives you the people, places and situations that allow you to develop what you ask for. If you don’t get it right the first time, life will give it to you again because life is very generous that way. – Tracy McMillan
Life is a vapor and it ends unexpectedly and tragically in some cases. Nobody knows when their time is up. With that in mind, make sure your celebration leaves all the people in your life knowing for certain that they are loved by you. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If you have put off either telling someone how you feel or patching up a difficult relationship – no more excuses – today is the day to do it. Tell someone how you feel. Patch things up with someone if you need to.
This is how peace can come into your life. As you surround yourself with love and hope from the joy already inside you. God’s Holy Spirit lives in you. He wants you to experience love and hope in your family and with your friends. He wants to take away all the doubting and fear you feel. He will replace it with the kind of peace that only He can give. A peace far better than anything on this earth can provide.
Celebrate love. Celebrate hope. Celebrate peace. Celebrate joy. Celebrate life! ❤