Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Have you ever noticed that while celebrations are intended to honor lifeís more momentous occasions, much of real life tends to happen during the in-between times. And that while moving from one moment in time to the next is seldom considered a significant occurrence, it is during those in-between times that we are most in tune with lifeís most profound, albeit simple joys. Between birth and death, triumph and sorrow, beginnings and endings, we enjoy innumerable experiences that often happen unnoticed. These times are no less important or worthy of celebration.
The in-between times however, are seldom about landmark moments. How we choose to celebrate them or which moments we choose to celebrate is up to the individual. You may want to celebrate the simplest facts that you are alive and that every day is a chance to spend time with the people you care about or do the work that you love. Then again, when you look at the good that exists in your life, many reasons for celebrating the in-between times may become clear: a cup of your favorite tea, a beautiful sunrise, a good book, and the smell of fresh air can be reasons for celebration alone.
Celebrating the in-between times can be as easy as paying special attention to them when they do happen, the loss of a quarter pound. a half inch on the measuring tape, your clothes are loser, you stayed within your calorie range that day. Itís your focus of attention that can turn an in-between time into a celebration. You can also pay homage to the in-between times by slowing down and allowing yourself time to look around and allow your heart and mind to take in all of your lifeís wonders. Far too often, we can let those simple moments of awe pass us by. The in-between times are when life happens to us between the pauses that we take to honor our milestones occasions. Without the in-between times, there would be no big moments to celebrate.