Celebrate Everyday

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A simple lesson I learned about teaching my kids how to celebrate the beauty of life

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Celebrate Everyday

  1. 1. “Celebrate thehappiness that friends arealways giving,make every day a holidayand celebrate just living!” Amanda Bradley
  2. 2. My children spenttheir formative years attending Ground hog day prognostications, only now, have I come to realize the full effect this has had on their view of life
  3. 3. They believe thatGroundhog day is a major holiday.
  4. 4. They are surprised that in their new community, people barely mentioned it and that some peopledon’t even realize that it is Groundhog day.
  5. 5. In our home, Groundhog day,is an early morning and a pancake breakfast, a simple celebration that replaces the manyyears of getting up early,getting them bundled up, and driving to see the Groundhog. My kids have fond remembrances of those times.
  6. 6. Here’s what Iremember…
  7. 7. Trying to figure out the when things actually happened at the event. Trying to get organizedenough to get all the outdoor clothing, getting up and out the door in time to be there and then get back to school and work. I remember bad coffee and cold pancakes, and at least once – one of the kids throwing up in car on the way home.
  8. 8. Despite all of thehassles involved in going, my kidsremember being apart of something special “Celebratewhat you want to see more of”. Thomas J. Peters
  9. 9. I learned that celebrative moments in life are not ones that involve hugeundertakings, presents, or great expense. They are the consistentmoments that take us out of the mundane of our every day and help us to know that every day we should celebrate the simple things:
  10. 10. being together; hoping for Spring; the beauty of a morning; the joy of each day.
  11. 11. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tiltyour head back and laugh at the sky.” Buddha

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