Recently my family celebrated a couple of milestones. My grandson King graduated from kindergarten, and my daughter Lily celebrated turning 5 years old. Quite honestly, all of the festivities have left me exhausted, but in a good way.
We’re living in a time when it feels like our society is drowning in anxiety, depression, financial woes, division, and confusion–just to name a few. It’s nice when we can carve out moments that are special–moments that leave us feeling uplifted, hopeful, joyful, and refreshed.
Maybe there hasn’t been a graduation or birthday in your family recently, but you can still take a break from the crazy, spiraling world, and create “just because” moments. Grab your family and go for ice-cream “just because.” Push the couch aside tonight and have a family dance party in the middle of the living room “just because.” Sometimes waiting for those milestones to celebrate can leave us feeling like we’re in the humdrum desert of daily monotony with no spark to excite us, so create your own spark. One of my favorite quotes says it perfectly: ”Every day may not be a good day, but there’s something to celebrate in every day.”