I usually do the newsletter in my office, but on the day before Easter it was so beautiful, I knew if I didn’t work outside, I wouldn’t want to work. I brought the portable computer out to the patio, made coffee with melted dark chocolate and whipped milk, and to the sound of birds chirping, dogs barking, and my neighbors mowing, sat and channeled the newsletters.Sometimes I struggle to write these articles and they take hours. This time they flowed so easily. The day did indeed feel like a celebration.
I challenged myself to do the exercise the angels suggested. I really love all celebrations but my favorite holidays are Christmas and Easter. I love Christmas because it gives me an excuse to spoil the ones I love and they allow me for once! I try to bring that spirit of giving into my life. You can laugh, but I always hate to take down the Christmas tree, so this year I left a little one up in my bedroom as a reminder that the light of the season never goes out!
I had to think about why I love Easter. I adore chocolate, eggs, and bunnies, but more so I love the feeling of new life, new hope, and the celebration of the triumph of of darkness over light. I think I’ll celebrate Easter every time I change my thoughts from negative to positive! That sounds fun.
Here are a few ideas to bring celebration into every day life…
1. Acknowledge the ones you love
It seems we acknowledge our loved ones easily on holidays and special celebrations. Why not make time to acknowledge them more often. Maybe you already do talk to family and friends. but how about calling or emailing someone you haven’t chatted with in awhile, or sending a card that simply says, “Thinking of you.” Clients do this for me at times and it touches my heart.
Think of the first person that pops into your mind. Email, call or send a “thinking of you and sending love” type of card! You’ll feel like it is a holiday!
2. Make or enjoy a special meal
Growing up part Polish, food and celebration went hand in hand. I suspect many of you share that tradition too!
For no good reason ,other than to celebrte life’s goodness, make yourself or your loved ones a special meal. Alternately, plan a night out with dear ones to celebrate life. Come with gratitude, good thoughts, and share the love.
3. Decorate or Create a Sacred Space
This might sound a little superficial. However in many temples, churches, and sacred places around the world, the Divine is acknowledged by creating beautiful spaces, filling an altar with flowers, or perfuming the air with incense.
Perhaps you can create a little corner in your home for acknowledging life’s goodness. You can use a plant, flowers, crystals, happy photos, memorabilia, or whatever you like to create a quick, visual reminder of love and celebration.
I love how the angels constantly urge me to enjoy life now, celebrate today, and never ever put off any goodness, for any reason whatsoever.
I love our holidays too, ecause they give us an excuse to celebrate… but then again, why wait for excuses!