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Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

07/06/2018
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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

 

A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends. Zahid Abas
I’m a really, really optimistic and really, really positive person. My main thing is, ‘Enjoy life. Celebrate life.’ Luke Bryan
Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity. Henri Nouwen

Life is a Celebration, don’t let it pass you by. As promised, I’m continuing the photo challenges by looking through the 2013 archives. I was quite sick that year and spent time in and out of the hospital so it holds special meaning to me. Thank God I’m better now. The theme for June 7 2013 was Fleeting which is quite appropriate for the photos and thoughts I’m sharing here. Life is so fleeting that we should celebrate each moment we spend here and rejoice for every breath we take. So many of us wait and wait for all sorts of reasons; retirement, happiness, love, money and on and on … we forget to celebrate the good we have now. Please go out and join your friends and family and celebrate the life you have. It is precious.  Today, June 7, is Prince Roger Nelson’s and Swae Lee’s birthday. I love their music and creative spirit so I’m sharing their music with you. It’s also Susannah’s special day. She is a colleague and yoga enthusiast so I wish her much love too. Wish them and everyone you know a very Happy Birthday!❤
UPDATE: Happy June 8th Birthday blessings to one of my best friends, Diahann, to Kanye West and the hugely funny Joan Rivers.❤

 

“The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.” Alek Wek

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

 

There is no success you can celebrate more than the success of a brother. Diego Luna
Celebrate life in all its glory – challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance. Maximillian Degenerez
We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there’s always something beautiful that you can find. Mattie Stepanek

Time is fleeting. What are you waiting for? If not now, when? We often waste time on petty BS that we miss the special moments we can spend wishing each other well. Lift each other up. Power glide into your life and enjoy what you have. I think it is very important to celebrate your struggles, failures, and successes every day. Why? Because our struggles remind us to keep the faith. Our failures remind us to stay humble, and our successes inspire us and remind us to spread the joy and share our largess. Please lets all stop and show love to ourselves and others… and remember that even when the grass looks greener on the other side, envy is stupid, everyone is struggling with their own life challenges. Compassion and genuine concern are imperative.

Suicide Is an Epidemic. Celebrate Life by Encouraging those in Need of Mental Health Support: Given the events of the last several days, I cannot remain quiet on a topic that is stigmatized in societies across the globe. As many of you might know, fashion designer, Kate Spade, and Food connoisseur/writer/documentarian, Anthony Bourdain, died from suicide this week. Suicide is a subject that impacts all of us either directly or indirectly, and the underlying mental health issues that lead so many down that road persists. As a member of the blogging community, I’ve written about the loss of a young man who was a son to me, and about my own struggle. Many others in our community have written about it too.  Depression and the many other manifestations of mental health conditions affect so many and it has nothing to do with being weak minded, selfish or self serving as some insensitive, thoughtless jerks have purported on the internet. It is NOT a character defect. It is real and those who suffer are like YOU and ME. Some of the most brilliant minds and talented folks have suffered through that black hole and, sadly, some couldn’t avoid falling into that dark hole and taking their own life to end the pain. My heart goes out to the friends and families of all who have lost a loved one to suicide.

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)*  You can also get Help via NSPL. and you can learn more from The ColumbiaSuicide Severity Rating Scale.

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“Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments!” Jurgen Klopp

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

 

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

Photo Challenge: CELEBRATE LIFE

We think there is endless time to live but we never know which moment is last. So share, care, love, and celebrate every moment of life. Anonymous
Anniversaries are like birthdays: occasions to celebrate and to think ahead, usually among friends with whom one shares not only the past but also the future. Zbigniew Brzezinski
I feel like our culture is so good at pulling other people down and being so judgmental, but there’s space for all of us to be who we are. There’s space for us to celebrate each other and root for each other and not take each other down. Tracee Ellis Ross

Celebrate your struggles, failures and successes every day. I’ve been on a fast this week and with it has come some clarity about my life and also insights about my inner chatter. It’s fascinating how much chatter goes on inside our heads and how they impact the life we live in the world. A great teacher of mine used to say that we should make friends with our mind because it has tremendous power and energy that could be both constructive and destructive. The more we focus on good, the more we experience it. The more we focus on things that don’t elevate us, the more we have that experience too. Of course, from a philosophical standpoint, I get that we live in a world that is a balance of good and evil and we need both to understand and appreciate the good. Perhaps, we can put more energy into the hard work of making the most of our talents and gifts and share them without fear of reprisals. That said, I love the beat above. Life is hard work and I woke up hearing the refrain in my head; it gave me good food for thought… more later

 

This post was inspired by a June 7 2013 prompt from WP Daily Post: – FLEETING – SHARE A PICTURE THAT MEANS FLEETING TO YOU. Some ideas to get you started: Observing nature and capturing a quiet, special moment. Experimenting with shots of movement.Taking a snapshot of someone deep in thought (or alternatively, in mid-action). Exploring a place that’s transient in nature (airports, stations, streets, etc.). We think this theme is open to many interpretations and look forward to seeing what you come up with. and Writing Challenge: RSVP Plan the ultimate celebration for the person you’re closest to, and tell us about it. Where is it? Who’s there? What’s served? What happens?

 

Positive Motivation Tip: Celebrate the life you have now. Don’t waste time dreaming about the past or what might be. Start the delightful celebrations of your life now.

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

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

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gladys Parker permalink
    07/06/2018 10:15 pm

    I love the photo’s as always and today the music. I hear that the time is fleeting, it’s going by at an outrageous speed. I must do something before the lord calls me home and I have spent the last half of my life inside. Tomorrow I will go outside, even though it will only be to my porch it will be outside for the first time in months. That I will celebrate.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      08/06/2018 12:11 am

      That would be wonderful. Sending happy vibes your way! 🙂

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