Choose to Celebrate

There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. - Robert Brault,

I like to turn ordinary moments into special occasions.

For example:
Lighting candles at mealtime ... whether I eat alone or not
Drinking out of crystal goblets ... just because
Dressing up ...  just to run errands
Taking flowers to someone ... because it is unexpected
Clicking pictures of my family ...  because we are together today

Extraordinary moments occur every day and in the smallest amount of time.
Every one of those occasions needs to be taken advantage of and celebrated.  The acknowledgement doesn't have to be huge.  It can be a bear-sized hug, a hand squeeze, a wink, or kind word of gratitude ... something that just makes you feel special and makes your heart (and/or someone else's) sing. We need to celebrate them all, big or small.  It makes life so much more enjoyable that way, don't you think?


  1. Anonymous12:15 AM

    I do think! You just amaze me - how beautifully worded! xxoo

  2. What a beautiful purple flower! You are so right about celebrating everything we can, and squeezing every drop out of life. Can't wait to check out these photography links, I need all the help I can get!

  3. Your blog looks terrific!

    You are so right in celebrating the every day moments. Always using the good dishes, never saving an outfit for a 'special' occasion, telling someone you love they say ~ every day is a gift! So true.

    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    xo Catherine

  4. A wonderful photo, you are a great artist! Living the ""here and now'' this is the best way to celebrate.

  5. Again, your flowers are plum beautiful. (I don't know why but in the old days if something was "plum ____" it was to the max. Or maybe it was "Plumb"???) That just popped into my head when I saw the gorgeous purple color of these.

  6. I love the quote and post for today. Your blog looks beautiful...crisp and clear to set off your photos!

  7. Before clicking on your blog I know I/m going to be in for a real treat. You have never disapointed. This is a great looking flower and picture

  8. Amazing,beautiful and lovely shot!!Simply fantastic !!Unseen Rajasthan

  9. Your photo is gorgeous as always, and so is your heart. :)

    Your header looks great too. I like it better than the other one. I'm looking forward to seeing your store. :D

  10. Your sweet thoughts and comments made my day - thank you!!

  11. Beautiful photo and thoughts, Stacey!