Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration…

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... Celebrate life and all in it...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... Celebrate the holidays...

We celebrate all sorts of occasions; births, birthdays, holidays, good news, graduations, awards, deaths, achievements, and an endless list of happy, uplifting events. Celebrations give us a chance to honor those we love and get together to have a good time… They are important because they help us remember that life has meaning, is worth living, and that we benefit from acknowledging each other in a positive, celebratory way.

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” Thomas J. Peters

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... Celebrate over a good meal...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... Celebrate just because...

Let’s celebrate life, love, family, creativity, friendships, the basic necessities in life, and when we are done, let’s do it all over again. Don’t ever miss the opportunity, each day, to find something to celebrate. Above are celebrations; HS graduation for my twins, base of the holiday tree at the Metropolitan Museum, Thanksgiving dinner and a happy family gathering. More below. ;-)

What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them,That should be our desire and determination.” Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... celebrate birthdays.... honor the gift of life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... Join others to celebrate their birthdays...

Birthdays are truly one of the most important celebrations we have because they remind us that we have reached another milestone in our lives, and have more opportunities to honor and to celebrate it. To dismiss a birthday is almost like saying our life doesn’t matter… We don’t have to have a lavish affair but even a toast, a meal, and a prayer of thanks with loved ones would suffice.

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” Amanda Bradley

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... celebrate with lights and stars...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... celebrate with fine chocolate... ;-)

One of the wonderful joys of going to concerts is the celebratory nature of them. The excitement in the air, the anticipation of seeing a star we love, the event and the wrap up, all call for a celebration. I love the photo above of Chris Brown celebrating the wrap up of a successful tour, and of course, nothing beats chocolate when we are in celebration mode. Enjoy! :-)

“This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration... Celebrate with confetti and lights!

In case you are wondering about the above, it’s a shot of the confetti and lights shower from Sade’s USA tour. As part of the wrap up celebartion in NYC, we were showered with sparkling confetti and lights at the end of the show… It was spectacular.  While I took this shot, it didn’t quite capture the sheer magnificence of that celebratory confetti falling around us… Celebrate every day! Celebrating our life and all life means we have another chance to make a difference. What about you? What does celebration mean or look like to you? Was it easy/hard to find the right photos for your examples of celebration? Were you drawn to specific examples for the prompt?  Do share? Thank you! :-) Happy Holidays! :-)

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration    Celebrations! How do you celebrate something? Or is there an event / image / that causes you to celebrate? Find a picture that means celebration to you and share!

Positive Motivation Tip: Celebrate all that life has given you and more will come your way.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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48 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration…

  1. Good choice of photos. It shows how much we can find to celebrate. Thanks for the post and Happy Holidays!

  2. Great post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much.

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  3. I loved your photos! You celebrate every day, Elizabeth, I can see that, and then you pay even more attention to the special events! I share your feelings about birthdays. I have a BIG one coming up…I’ll have to let you in on it and have you encourage me to do something special! Debra

    • Oh do share! And please celebrate it with joy, passion and love… You deserve it! ;-) Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  4. Great Entry for this week theme and thanks for the links :)

  5. “Celebrate
    what you want
    to see more of.”

    Thomas J. Peters

    • Don’t you love that one? I fell in love with that quote the minute I saw it, and it sums up my approach to celebrations… :-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  6. I think I want to come to your place for dinner!!!!

    • Oh dear one, You are welcome any day. I’ll make you some hot Eguisi soup and pounded yam. ;-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  7. We have lots of things to celebrate if we think about it! Love your post Eliz!

  8. I watched a documentary this morning on last year’s tsunami. I’m celebrating my easy life. We don’t know we’re born.

    • Yes, Tilly. I agree that when we stop to look around and see the carnage and sadness in life, we learn to truly appreciate each day.
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  9. What a nice collection. My family and I like the cake. As you say, we eat it on our birthday.

    • I love cake too and because my sugar is restricted, I’m going to be vigilant this holiday season… Freshly baked cakes are just awesome. :-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  10. There is always something to celebrate. I enjoyed this post, and today I will celebrate life, living, creation, whatever comes my way.

    Another fine post and thoughtful message. Thanks.

    • Thank you for stopping in Cecelia. I’ll join you in celebrating life and more! :-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  11. Loved your interpretations of this week’s challenge … though celebrating with fine chocolate is probably my favourite. Well done. Thank you for taking at look at my interpretation and for the ping!

    • Oh thank you too for your comment. I love visiting new blogs so I was delighted to connect with you. ;-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

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  14. thirdhandart

    Today, I’m going to reflect on “What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them, That should be our desire and determination.” Sri Sathya Sai Baba
    Thank you Elizabeth. You always give me something to contemplate (and celebrate). :D

    • TY too as I learn from you too. That quote caught my eye and made me think too… I wish more people would follow that dictate. :-(
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  15. A wonderful post e! Celebrations big or small are something to incorporate into our lives as much as possible!

    • So true! If we start with the small things, then the big ones won’t seem so challenging… ;-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  16. CHOCOLATE! Yum! :)

  17. Today I celebrate how beautiful and inspiring your posts are. Celebrating anything and everything makes us appreciate how wonderful life is, how much we are loved , how blessed we are despite of the trials we had. Merry Christmas . Wishing you and your family love, peace and happiness.

    • I join you in celebrating the same for your blog and send prayers and blessings for a wonderful holiday season for you and yours. ;-)
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  18. Love a good celebration. Any family gathering is a celebration in my heart and mind. Great photos Elizabeth!
    b

  19. Celebrate something every day and more will come your way was my mother’s favorite line. I live it and it’s true. This a is celebratory post and I love it. Happy Holidays to you too!
    B

    • I concur… The more we celebrate, the more we are offered/drawn to occasions to celebrate.
      Thanks for your feedback and Happy Holidays! :-)

  20. I like the look of that Ghirardelli chocolate basket! That’s something to celebrate! :D

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  22. My mom celebrated EVERYthing, and I am following in her footsteps. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will celebrate even more than usual. Celebrations are really times of thankfulness for all the life we have in us. Be blessed today!

  23. Celebrations are the essence of bonding in life. We all need a moment that enriches and validates our lives.

  24. I love to celebrate with friends and family …and I don’t need much of reason to plan a party, pull out the good dishes, cook a meal and enjoy good conversations.

  25. I like all of the celebrations you shared with us Elizabeth. Celebrations comes in different forms at different times. When my parents, aunts and uncles were alive we had festive picnic and dinners together. This brought the whole family together, and it was such a warm feeling. Now my celebrations of life are usually with a significant other, on a beautiful day discovering the world around us.

  26. WONDERFUL! Happy Holidays!

  27. Let the celebrations begin!!!

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