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I've recently had this calm come over me. As an anxious person, this is a pretty big deal. There was no great revelation or anything, just a good feeling that settled in. Thinking back through my day, it seems I had a great yoga class and have been able to keep the balance I gained with me.
In my yoga classes, the instructor often has some sort of message or intention to share. On this particular day, the message was about celebrating something everyday. It doesn't have to be anything big; it's the small things that really matter anyway.
She shared that this inspiration came after hearing a loved one was diagnosed with cancer. I also had a friend's mom recently diagnosed with cancer. It is scary how often you hear about this type of thing. It makes you feel like life is a waiting game, eventually something bad happens.
This is where my mind goes, that is why I am constantly reading inspiring quotes and seek out positive in everything - like yoga. My instructor said that it was a heavy holiday, but even more than that, she was inspired by the perspective.
Instead of falling into despair, live every day of your life like it is the most precious day in the world. Be in this moment and celebrate something everyday.
It could be something big like a holiday or accomplishment, but more often, it is those quiet moments -- like when you finally get the library books back before they are due, when you made a really good batch of mashed potatoes from scratch, when you got a new game and really enjoy playing it, or when you had a good conversation with a friend. All of these things have happened in the last few days and I am celebrating.
There's something good happening, even if you can't see it yet. Sometimes you have to flip your perspective to see a positive spin, but that's okay. Take the day and really see it, the good moments and the ones you wish you did something differently. Learning and growing in your own journey is worth great celebration.
What can you celebrate today?