Why Drag Through Life???

Posted: January 11, 2016 in World On The Edge

Photo by Prawny, 2014, MorgueFile.com

Photo by Prawny, 2014, MorgueFile.com

I often write about getting through the hard times, but what about celebrating the happy times? The great thing about being human is that we have the capability to be happy, to be filled with joy and to express it in celebration.

Each of us deeply desires JOY. Each of us has a need for CELEBRATION. Our human spirits are filled with those yearnings. But sometimes our busyness pushes them into a back corner, and we roll through life without taking the time for the joy and celebration–of ourselves.

But should we just drag through life as though it were a burden?

Our life alone is something to celebrate. And if we don’t believe that it is, it’s in our power to change it.

It’s possible we are losing the personal ability to be joyful and to celebrate–especially if we only look outside ourselves for amusement or entertainment to things that really have nothing to do with us, things that place us on the sidelines to watch. Celebration is something we do, not something to sit back and watch others do. It is participation, not spectating.

When we are entertained by someone or something, we are passive. We are receiving something, but not creating or doing something. On the other hand, when we celebrate we are active. We are expressing reverence or appreciation. We are confronting our personal world to give attention to the miraculously transcendent meaning of our life as a human being.

It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
― Jimmy Buffett

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