The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

It has been a long year, just as every year from the beginning of time ot now has been a long year. A few weeks to go before we start all over again.

Inspiring thought or not?

What ever our feelings about the year that has passed and the year to come, we still have a few weeks to go. I am always ambivalent about this time of year, all the rush and hype about an obscure commercial message with a bit of religious flavour thrown in. Devotees certainly find their special meaning which is as it should be for any religious celebration, but for others who are on the outer edges of that, we find ourselves randomly swept up in the fervour of the occasion and then feel let down and confused as to what it is all about.

A wonderful thing we can do to ground ourselves in this time and in any similar time is to celebrate. Not ancestrally going out and getting drunk, although for some people that is part of it, but a genuine heart felt celebration within ourselves.

Make a list of at least ten things that you can celebrate, and write two or three reasons why you can celebrate those things or events. This act of thinking and writing about something worthy of celebration will automatically allow us to change the perspective of how we see ourselves in our lives. It will elevate our spirits and allow us to enjoy the “silly season” for what it is, a time to celebrate our varied beliefs, successes and hardships and in so doing we can plan better for our new year.

Go out and have fun!


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