I recently had to buy some stamps at the post office. The clerk handed me a page of stamps that said “celebrate” on them, neon and all. I laughed and said to her, “celebrate? What that I am sending in bills?” She replied, “well maybe celebrate that you can pay the bills.” I was taken back and thought, you know what she is right. At times it is easy to see the negative side of things, or to miss the blessing in the midst of the mundane. While it is anything but a celebration to send bills in the mail, it is indeed a huge blessing that we have jobs that allow us to pay those bills.
It started to make me think about all of the things I do have to celebrate in life. It is easy to miss all of the great things going on around us because we get so focused on what we don’t like. We become critical of our situation, and even of others. I admit we may face some difficult challenges, and that life is far from grand. That however shouldn’t stop us from recognizing the things in our lives that are going well. Instead of being critical we can take the time to make inventory of what we are thankful for. So what do you have going on in your life worth celebrating?