Celebration of Life Day

Do you ever celebrate life? If you do, you’ll be glad to know that today is national Celebration of Life Day. If you don’t, here’s your chance to get started.

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Celebration of Life Day was originally about children. January 22 was designated as the time to officially celebrate them. But, as the name suggests, the day evolved into a celebration of life in general.

Celebrating Your Children

If you’re fortunate to have children and grandchildren, by all means celebrate them, and if you can, celebrate with them.

  • Spend time together and share some light moments.
  • Let them know how much you love them.
  • Tell them how proud you are to have raised them.
  • Specify something unique about them that you appreciate.

Celebrating Your own Life

Celebrating your own life doesn’t seem as natural or okay as celebrating your children’s lives. But celebrating life isn’t egotistical or selfish. It’s about really appreciating the good and expressing it.

While no one should (or could) give you a formula or prescription about how you should celebrate life or show gratitude, prompts can get you on the right track.

Here are some thoughts to think about that you may have overlooked.


If you merited longevity, that’s something you shouldn’t take for granted. Not everyone was fortunate to live as long as they had imagined they would.


If you’re generally an upbeat person, that is in itself something to celebrate about. For many, smiling or being happy doesn’t come easy. When you’re upbeat, it isn’t only your own mood that benefits but also all those around you. So go celebrate your personality and good mood and make the world a brighter place.


This one may seem obvious, but some people only appreciate their health when they realize that good health isn’t always a given for everyone. If your satisfied with your state of health, you have much to be grateful for.

Family and Friends

Where would you be today if not for your family and friends? Your family and friends aren’t just the people at your side, their the ones who help bring out the best in you and give the support that only they can.

There are obviously many more reasons to celebrate. Hopefully this is enough to get the ball rolling.

What will you celebrate for?

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