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December 24, 2014

From Survival to Celebration

Image: Flickr/Rob Briscoe

Image: Flickr/Rob Briscoe

“A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine.” (Og Mandino)

If you listen very carefully you can almost hear the sound of millions of adults taking a deep breath and praying to just make it through today without any major mishaps. They’re not wishing for perfection; they just don’t want to end up in the ER or having someone throw a serious tantrum.

Here’s the truth: there’s nothing noble about merely making it through another day. Mere survival is overrated.

Instead, take a look around today. Look for where you might be able to make a difference — even a small one. If you feel like your family is stuck in a rut, try doing something — anything — just a little bit differently. You might be surprised by just how much you’ll have to celebrate by doing so.

2 thoughts on “From Survival to Celebration

  1. Goodness, I wish I’d read this in the morning! Lol. Oh well, the day isn’t over. I will make a change. Today, I was shooting for perfection and survival… Things didn’t go my way, and I pitched a fit! I just wanted my son to be a good listener and my husband to not be such a stickler. Well, my son didn’t listen, and my husband was a sticker, even though I gave him the “please just let it slide” look. So I pouted, I yelled, and I cried, I wanted everyone to be happy, which is something I can’t control. When I get done typing this, I’m going to go hug my boys and apologize.

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