Friday, February 26, 2010

Balloons, Snow Angels, and Toothpaste, Oh My!

Celebration. When I hear that word I think of birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Balloons, music, confetti and cake. But does celebration always have to involve party plates and invitations?
Celebrate the little things. Let the small things in life delight you. Be a child. Press your nose against the glass and stare at the snow. When you pull away, draw a smiley in the condensation. Build a snowman. Make a snow angel. Smile because the kitchen is serving pink frosted, heart-shaped sugar cookies with sprinkles. Twist your feet so your shoes squeak on the floor as you walk. Get excited about the first purple spring flower you see. Give your friends a random hug. Throw M&Ms or popcorn in the air and giggle when you catch them in your mouth. Smile at yourself in the mirror when brushing your teeth gives you a toothpaste mustache. Let your eyes sparkle. Take a break from homework and go on a walk or read a Calvin and Hobbes comic book. Watch your favorite Disney movie or listen to the soundtrack.
Enough ideas, you get the point. "Maturity" is no excuse to stop celebrating the "little things."
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard

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