Getting together with loved ones to celebrate birthdays, and other festive occasions is a wonderful gift to the soul. It often does more for our mental, emotional and spiritual state then many of the medical solutions available. The laughter, connection, and love are a healing combination on every level.
Recently, a friend threw a party for me, and the chemistry of all the guests who attended was perfect. I felt very blessed to be gifted with this wonderful get-together, and to see all the thoughtful effort that was put into making the event very special.
I was once again reminded how exceptionally wonderful our relationships can be, and how much there is to be thankful for in life.
Enjoy all the many reasons to say thank you, and celebrate!
“Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way;
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day;
Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do,
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you.
Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom,
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom;
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet.
Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are,
How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.”
– Edgar Guest