Usually, I’m in my office around 1:30 p.m., busy working and not at all in touch with the outside world.

On St. Patrick’s Day, I had the gift of being on the bus around this time and all around me was a ‘sea of green.’  In New York City, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a fun way to spend the afternoon.    The weather was beautiful…sunny, warm and perfect for people to come out of their offices and celebrate.

I love how people of all nationalities don the green look, celebrating because they can do it.  I forgot to wear my green, and the world provided me with a visual treat — a potpourri of people dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day.

You have to image hundreds of people on each block, and many of them were dressed with some green item.  There were tall green stripe top hats, green T-shirts, long dangling green necklaces, green shoes, green monster costume, green socks and even a green bike taxi driving people to the parade.   I love how NY celebrates any occasion.

It got me thinking; there are so many ways to celebrate.    Though young people seem to stand up easily for celebration, there is no particular age to it.  We can celebrate anything, any time and with anyone.

How To Celebrate
The only way to celebrate is to want to celebrate.    Most of the time we find time to do the “work,” yet it’s also critical that we find time to celebrate.   The life lesson is that celebrations make us smile, soften us, removes the stress, and moves us closer to each other.

The celebration doesn’t have to be a big party:

  • a quiet, peaceful bath after tackling a project and completing it,
  • celebrate birthdays,
  • religious and national holidays,
  • anniversaries,
  • our accomplishments,
  • friend’s accomplishments
  • a smile at a loved one because you love them and you honor them being part of your life,
  • just because it’s a beautiful day out and we are enjoying a Spring day.

Your Thoughts
Do you find time to celebrate?  What’s your favorite way to celebrate?   Do you celebrate all of your accomplishments – big and small?

Let’s find time today to celebrate being alive.

Women’s Group Topics
How does everyone feel about the holidays?   Are you excited, or see it as having too much to do, or don’t care about it?    Not everyone enjoys the holidays, though how do you celebrate in your life could be a great topic.

Be well,

“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
(Pat Brill)

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