The Art of Celebration

“When was the last time you celebrated your life?” Those words echoed in my head today. I don’t remember the last time I truly stepped back and appreciated the blessings I have in my life. Instead of being thankful for where I’m at I’ve been frustrated with not being where I want to be. I’ve come to the realization that this is why I believe I haven’t been able to move forward. It’s easy to get discouraged especially if you feel like you’re not going anywhere.

I was listening to a podcast today by Joyce Meyer. She was speaking on focusing on the positive things in life. That sparked something in my heart. It’s hard to celebrate the things we are thankful in our lives if we’re not focused on them. I learned that what we focus on is what we magnify! I love that! If we put our main focus on our passions, dreams and goals and strive towards them, think about how much further ahead we would be, how much closer we would be to them! Once we have goals set in front of us that we are focusing on and going after we will have even more things to celebrate about in our lives!!

I want to make it that even though I feel stuck to still celebrate everything that’s going on in my life. I encourage you to do the same and I truly believe we would start to feel more joyful and excited about what’s to come! Don’t forget to enjoy, embrace and be thankful for where you’re at now!

I’m going to leave you with a song I love that to me, talks about how if we chose to celebrate our lives we can start to see freedom because we are letting go of all the hurt and we will start to feel true joy!!

Joy by Rend Collective

We’re choosing celebration
Breaking into freedom
You’re the song

You’re the song
Of our hearts

We cast aside our shadows
Trust You with our sorrows
You’re the song
You’re the song
Of our hearts

We’re dancing to the rhythm of Your heart
We’re rising from the ashes to the stars

You’re the joy joy joy lighting my soul
The joy joy joy making me whole
Though I’m broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love

The pain will not define us
Joy will reignite us
You’re the song
You’re the song
Of our hearts

The dark is just a canvas
For Your grace and brightness
You’re the song
You’re the song
Of our hearts

We’re dancing to the rhythm of Your heart
We’re rising from the ashes to the stars

You’re the joy joy joy lighting my soul
The joy joy joy making me whole
Though I’m broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love
You’re the joy joy joy lighting my soul
The joy joy joy making me whole
Though I’m broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love

You’re the joy
The song in my heart
The hope of my soul

In the shadows
In the sorrows
In the desert
When the pain hits
You are constant
Ever-present
You’re the song of my heart
In the shadows
In the sorrows
In the desert
When the pain hits
You are constant
Ever-present
You’re the song of my heart

You’re the joy joy joy lighting my soul
The joy joy joy making me whole
Though I’m broken, I am running
Into Your arms of love
Into Your arms

unnamedKrystyn Slauenwhite works within her family business Sojourn Signs in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Some of her passions include writing, working with kids, being with family and friends and traveling. She is continuing to further her interest in the business world.

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