They don't just happen, do they? Someone must expend some effort to make celebrations happen.
Plans must be made. Food must be purchased and prepared. Gifts must be wrapped. The calendar has to be organized. For some celebrations, invitations must be sent. For others, decorations must be coordinated. Thought and effort are usually integral parts of celebration.
Is it worth it?
I think so.
When we celebrate, we mark the event.
Giving time to an occasion attributes significance to it. We indicate that it is valuable to us if it is worthy of our effort.
When we celebrate, we create family culture.
What we choose to honor, and how we choose to honor it forms family bonds, family identity, family history, and family memories.
When we celebrate, we give opportunity for gratitude.
When I celebrate Christmas, I am thankful that Jesus came to redeem us. When I celebrate my son's birthday, I thank God for who he is and for placing him in our family. When I celebrate my daughter's graduation, I am thankful for the privilege of homeschooling and for what God has done in her life. When I celebrate the beginning of a season, I marvel at God's faithfulness in His creation.
Celebration is an investment...in time, thought, money, effort. But oh the dividends this investment pays!
This is Day 4 in the series CeLeBRaTe!! Click ~here~ to see more.