Today I’m celebrating. We finally came to the end of some intense fall cleaning projects and I’m celebrating order and harmony in my surroundings. This was garbage day – the hard working gentlemen who man the trucks have come and gone and I’m celebrating their presence and their efficiency. There was a squirrel on a branch outside my window happily eating an apple – I never saw that before – the apple was pretty big in the tiny hands of the squirrel. It was easy to celebrate the feast because my little furry friend seemed to be having a marvelous time. I also celebrated waking up comfortable and warm knowing that when I left my warm bed I could go make myself a cup of hot tea and sit and feel the sunshine for a few minutes.
In just 3 weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. For some that will be a day to deliberately remember our blessings. For others it will be a family holiday and blessings may take a back seat to discordant relationships and the stress of getting the meal on the table. I choose not to wait until a holiday to hopefully celebrate, not when my day has so many blessings right here, right now.
I will also be going out today to vote. It may seem hard this year to celebrate an election that has been plagued by accusations, name-calling, blaming and ridicule. I will not celebrate that. Instead I will celebrate the few souls who seem honest, dedicated and trustworthy. They may not win, but I will celebrate them anyway. It is my belief that the original intent of a leader was someone who could hold a high light vibration for the people to aspire and attune to. It was a sacred trust, which has become eroded over the years, along with many other things in our society. I will celebrate potential and possibility and the fact that if we focus and desire something strongly enough, we can bring it into being – we can bring integrity back. We can also create new and better.
What are you celebrating today?