Thursday, August 18, 2011


Someone that I was once very close with had a bottle of sparkling cider that was given to her as a gift. It was at a very active time in her life when she had recently gotten married, had a child, moved into her first home, had love, and her family income level gave her a strong measure of stability. One day I asked her about the cider and was told that she was saving it for a time when she had something to celebrate. Looking at her life she should have been going through cases of that cider, but there it sat unopened. That was many years ago, and that bottle collected so much dust, it was eventually thrown out.

The title of today's post is celebrate, because I hope that you will appreciate the tale I have just shared. Open your eyes and see the blessings that you have in your life. Celebrate them with purpose, with joy, with thanksgiving. Don't wait for tomorrow or for your ultimate dream to come to fruition. Open that bottle, pour a glass, and celebrate. It begins with taking heed to recognize and appreciate the little things. Then when the big things come along, you will not be able to contain your joy. Celebrate.