Celebration Anyone?

6913508663_46a750aeba_zAnyone due for a time of celebration? Has it been awhile since you’ve jumped for joy? Well, I give you permission, my friend. Go ahead and kick up your heels. You don’t have to wait for some major event to happen. Celebrate what you’re happy about right now!

Our daughter Kelli and her husband Jake did that very thing this past week. They celebrated the completion of a huge mid-term paper Jake had been working on for quite some time. In spite of a snow storm, they went out to eat to celebrate and finally spend a little time together. Yes, they were due for some kicking-up-their-heels time, and they took the time to do it.

Celebrating does our hearts good, doesn’t it? Let’s not wait until we have a birthday, an anniversary, a new job, or a graduation to do it. Let’s approach life with an attitude of celebration and jump for joy over some of the smaller things that happen around us each day as well.

Just think of all the possibilities. Like Kelli and Jake, we can celebrate the completion of a project or the attaining of a goal. We can kick up our heels over making it through another work week or getting to spend some time with loved ones. We can celebrate a good report from the doctor or a refund on our taxes. (Well, that last one may be wishful thinking… :) )

In our spirits we can celebrate a host of daily blessings from God. The beauty of a sunset, the companionship of a friend, the comfort of His Word, or just the privilege of being His child. All of these things — and many more like them — call for celebration.

So tell me, what have you been celebrating lately? Anything going on in your life that makes you want to jump for joy? If not, take a minute to count your blessings. You’ll be kicking up your heels in no time!

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21

*Flickr photo by Ant1_G, Creative Commons License


  1. Wonderful post! I guess when I really think about it – I can say I celebrated last weekends success and how God blessed the 115 ladies at our girls getaway!

  2. We will be celebrating with you and Dad soon, when we complete our big move! I’m sure chocolate will be a part of the celebration. Maybe you can try out our shake maker!

  3. If only I had the energy to jump for joy! But good reminder, Cheryl. I need to really look hard for these moments right now. Hard to be down & sad when I am focusing on ways to celebrate JOY!! Hope to see you next week at FCW!

  4. What a wonderful intentional thing to do: celebrate. You’re right – it too often misses our list of important things “to do”.

    As for me, I celebrate being 63 and in good health; having survived & thrived in a marriage of 44+ years; nestled amidst an incredible family. Mostly, I celebrate God’s amazing love & salvation, confessing I allow too many days to go by without celebrating it above all else.


  5. I have a good reason to celebrate today. Celebrating the birth of my newest granddaughter!

  6. Wow, gals, I love hearing about all your reasons for celebration. A couple of these I am personally celebrating, too, as they are celebrations within my own family — a home purchased by our daughter & son-in-law and a new granddaughter for my sister — and a great-niece for me! :)

    Thank you, Lord, for all of these ladies’ reasons to celebrate! And yes, Laura, I’m hoping to see you at FCW next week, too!

  7. How appropriate! Today we celebrated all of the money we are going to save by going with a phone-cable-internet package. Silly, I know, but we were very excited. We had a “date night” caliber meal, and everything.

  8. Love how you celebrated a more day-to-day kind of event and victory, Kirsten. This is just what I’m talking about!

  9. I have a lot to celebrate today. Surgery behind me (hopefully for good), and we even got a tax refund… a pretty substantial one!

    Oh, and the hair is coming back. I’m definitely kicking up my heels over that one!

    Have a blessed day.


  10. Elaine, I’m so happy for your celebrations! You more than deserve each one. Continued blessings to you!

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