Sunday, July 4, 2021

Take Time To Celebrate


Celebrating everyday miracles may sound a little odd!Yet after the week I have had I believe it is necessary!

I am guilty of taking things for granted over the years....

I don't want would be that girl ever again! I want to be engaged and plugged into the life around me! The smiles on my sweet families faces, the sound of their voice and giggles, being tucked in by Jody every night, Spending time with my kids and my sweet grandboys! The sound of my Mom and Poppi's voices! The phone call from you bestie or the text, the new friends I have made and love talking too! Sweet snuggles with my reborn baby. This list could go on forever! 

It's so easy to get discouraged when life throws another lemon! Sometimes we don't feel like making lemonade. Sometimes we just want to suck on it and be a sour puss. 

I don't want to be the source puss waiting for the next negative thing to come along, Instead I want to make lemonade and find the beauty in what I have.The Bible teaches us to do this very thing actually in 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Having a chronic illness like lupus can be hard. You never know what is going to strike next. However if I will focus not the everyday miracles of not being confined to a wheelchair or I can breathe even if I need oxygen, I can still walk and bathe myself. 

I have came along ways and these everyday miracles should be celebrated!

So how should we celebrate?

Maybe you reached a goal you set for yourself and there is a dresses or shirt you have been eyeballing. If you can treat yourself to it! What if you are like me and can't even can't go anywhere! You still should get and wear it ! Don't wait till the time you can go out to look cute ! Actually I just learned for girls like me it is good for me to get up and get out of your pajamas, to fix my hair, and wear makeup even! Because it gives your mind a whole new feeling and way of conceiving the day! Don't mean your feeling good at all! It means your willing to still take care of you! 

You can celebrate maybe by inviting a friend over for coffee or tea!

Sometimes just being able to have special time with a friend is such a uplifting feeling! Those moments are so important to relish in sharing those things God has done for  you! Sharing your victories and celebrating with someone you love is not only an amazing way to share God's goodness but also way for your friend to share with you too!

Surprise the love of your life with their favorite meal and down time just with them! Watching something they would like! Because celebrating that special person in your life is so important to thank them for cheering you on!If your king is like mine you have a keeper for sure! Because that part of our wedding vows that said for in sickness and health! He is by my side for both! Encouraging me! Holding my hand and reminding me he is there for me! 
I want to celebrate that everyday! 
Maybe you want to celebrate someone you have noticed may need to feel special! Like my girls for example! I sometimes feel like they have carried me through some very hard times and they had to carry the what ifs! Maybe plan a Mom and Daughter day! I can't be out and about but I still know their favorite snack and I know their  favorite movies! Maybe surprise them with a gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop!Maybe plan some time with just them! 
Or maybe bake some cookies and get a pretty card to go with them and ask your hubby to deliver them for you! Write a letter or send a card in the mail. All these little things turn into big celebrations!

Make each day a day that you make memories! Don't wait till you feel better or something is different. Celebrate the day you celebrate by beginning to be thankful and grateful for the day that days before you! Because it can all change in a blink of a eye! 

For example if your hair is falling out! Cut it off in a cut pixie cut and see what happens! There are tons of cute hats and hair raps!

Don't let that be the thing that keeps you from celebrating instead let it be the thing that helps you to celebrate the beauty of the good around you!

 Celebrate the bad days as well! They don't last forever! Yet these down days help to grow us and teach us to slow down and let God do the healing He will do. Take this time to treat you to a new book or watch a movie you haven't taken time to watch, plan something special for the feel better days to come!

No matter if it's a celebration day or a take care of you day! I pray each day allows me to walk in Footsteps of Grace!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing apart of your day with me! Time is precious I know! I am praying each of you have a beautiful week and celebrate something new each day! 

Prayerfully Yours ~Shellie~ 


  1. This is perfect in so many ways! Thank you so much for sharing! I sure love you!

    1. Thank You so much my beautiful friend thank you for stopping buy! I love and miss you so!

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