When we think about the idea of celebration, it often conjures up images of parties, balloons and parades, all of which are terrifically fun in their own way. What Dewitt is suggesting however, is that developing a habit of celebration begins not with fun necessarily, but with gratitude. It starts with taking the time to celebrate the things in our lives that REALLY matter, the blessings and gifts we are given every day.

Often, we take our blessings for granted. Most of us have been given the most basic of those gifts - to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch for as long as we can remember. The tricky part is that if something’s always been there, it can be pretty easy to stop noticing it. We wake up every morning expecting our eyes, ears and nose to work. It’s just... normal.

But when we put on the lens of celebration it becomes easy to see our senses as blessings or miracles, each one worthy of our gratitude and celebration. Noticing them is a wonderful way to start the day.

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