Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cause for Celebration~

I have alot to blog about but haven't found the time. I will definitely get onto it this weekend. Until then I will leave you with an email my mom sent me, she gets daily inspirational emails and I really enjoyed this one.

Honoring Everyday Life~

We all know someone who keeps plastic covers on his or her couch in order to protect it. The irony is that many of these people may live their lives without ever having actually made contact with their own furniture! This is a poignant and somewhat humorous example of the human tendency to try to save things for special occasions, as if everyday life wasn’t special enough to warrant the use of nice things. Many of us have had the experience of never wearing a particular piece of clothing in order to keep it nice, only to have it go out of style in the meanwhile.

It’s interesting to think of what it would mean to us if we let ourselves wear our nicest clothes and eat off the good china on a daily basis. We might be sending ourselves the message that every day we are alive is a special day and a cause for celebration, and that we are worth it. There is something uplifting about treating ourselves to the finest of what we have. It is as if we rise to the occasion when we wear our best clothes and set the table beautifully, as if for a very special guest. We are more mindful of where we place things, what we are eating, and who is with us. Using the good china, eating in the dining room, and taking the plastic off the sofa might be an invitation to be more conscious of the beauty and grace inherent in our everyday lives.

If there are things you’ve stashed away for a special occasion—a bottle of special wine, a gorgeous pair of shoes, an antique lace tablecloth—consider taking them out of their hiding places and putting them to use tonight, just because you are alive now to enjoy them, and that’s a great cause for a celebration.


  1. Ben and I have just recently been talking about that same thing!! Thanks for the reminder again- for some reason it is easy to forget how wonderful and special everyday life is!!! I don't know why that is, but it's about time it stopped!!
    Wish I could have seen you in GF...o well- maybe next time!
    Love you,
    P.S. Ben says hi

  2. How True that is why i use my fine china everyday now love you tate mom

  3. I love that song i made me cry love you tate mom

  4. I'm going to bust out our "special" wine this week. Cause for celebration??? YOU! You're the inspiration! We'll toast to your positive outlook and bravery!