Sep 7, 2008

Celebrating Life

To celebrate life is to find joy in the simple things that we tend to overlook, or take for granted each day. Don't overlook the moments, because you can find so much to treasure and cherish in them, find something to celebrate each day.

*It‘s not about receiving material gifts… It’s about using my God given gifts to bless others.

*It’s not always about receiving flowers… It’s about going out to a garden and seeing the beauty of flowers alive and blooming, basking in the warmth of the sun.

*It’s not about finding fulfillment in the world… It's about being filled with gifts this world cannot offer, the gifts of the fruit of the spirit, Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Tenderness, Kindness, Goodness, Self Control, and Faithfulness.

*It’s not about how many friends I can find… It’s about cherishing the ones I already have.

*It’s not about impressing… It’s about being a blessing.

*It’s not about worrying... It’s about trusting.

*It’s not about busyness… It’s about being still.

*It’s not about preaching.. . It’s about teaching.

*It’s not about words… It’s about the actions.

*It’s not about writing a poem.. It’s being the poem

*It's not about pursuing... It's about the passion.

*It’s not about mistakes… It’s about the lessons.

*It’s not about tomorrow… It’s about today.

*It’s not about life… It’s about( living) life to the fullest.

*It’s not about arriving… It’s about the journey.

All I do know is that...

*It’s about a celebration of life, a celebration of living, not always expecting, but in giving.

*It's about treasuring the gifts of time and moments with family and friends.

*Most of all, and above all else... It's about my time with the Lord, seeking, and knowing him, more and more each day. The most precious gift he has ever given me was himself.

Copyright © Jan 10, 2008 Written By: Lorie A. Yocum

35 comments:

Kay Martin said...

Every word of this post connected to my spirit right where I've been with the Lord. Thanks fot this confirmation. In the best situation on this earth with the best family, friencs, etc. there will be gaps...that's what I saw this weekend. The only....I mean only relationship that will never disappoint is our relationship with our Father through Jesus Christ in Holy Spirit. You said it so wonderfully. I'm convinced our humanness that will always be less than perfect is a good thing; because God always will be seen as the one to trust and adore.

He is the Friend that is utterly true and faithful.

Thanks again. You always have a blessing for me.

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful post. I am so thankful for you and others who are sharing these wonderful thoughts on Spiritual Sundays. Thank you so much and God bless.

Nicole said...

Amen Sista!!!!

Happy Sunday!

Love,
Nicole

From the Heart said...

Beautiful,
AliceE.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

How beautiful...I think I will print this out as a reminder during my week :).

Have a blessed Sonday!
Kathi :)

GOD'S LADIE said...

So true!!! Being able to wake up and worship GOD almighty is a blessing. I am guilty of not living in the moment and to the fullest. Thanks for the reminder. I will try my best to live my life abundantly in JESUS' name.

Blessings,
LaTonya

Carrie said...

Yes, with the right perspectives, our lives become a celebration of all that is good.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

That is so beautiful! Thank-you so much. I am so happy that your a part of Spiritual Sunday.
Ginger

God Chaser said...

So very very close to the sermon preached this morning it is not about praiseing God for what He has done but becasue of who He is. What a wonderful reminder of what is really important and where we should focus our thoughts and attentions. As always I love your post. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Brumfield said...

You are right...that He would be willing to give himself for me..incredible. That He would want to live in my heart...this temple...almost unbelievable.

Debra said...

Thank you dear friend.
Much love sent out Hawaii-way...
Love, Debra

Edie said...

A celebration of the ultimate Freedom we have in Christ. He came that we might have life and have it abundantly! ((HUGZ))

Renna said...

That was so good, Lorie, and an excellent reminder for us all!

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Sunday My Sistah's

I pray each of you are having a "Blessed Sunday".
Have a wonderful week ahead, and remember to find something to celebrate. No matter how small it may be, besides those little ones end up bringing us the biggest joys and blessings.

Hugz Lorie

cinnamongirl93 said...

Very well said Lorie. This was a perfect post for me to read today. We all know these words you wrote. Sometimes we my forget for a moment. It's good to be reminded!

From the Heart said...

Thanks for your visit, your words of encouragement and your prayers. They mean a lot to me.
May you have a joyful week,
AliceE.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

This was a very good post. I enjoyed reading it and the reminder to look for God's beauty and joy all around!

Thank you!
Sonya

HOPE said...

Yes the most precious gift he has given us is HIMSELF! Thank the LORD for his mercies and kindness towards us.

Thank you for your prayers concerning the Hurricanes!

Hope you are doing well today! Thinking of you!
Hugz..
HOPE

Maxine said...

Wow. What wonderful thoughts. Thank the Lord for your gift you're using to bless others.

Sharon said...

What a great post, I think I will ponder on this today.

jhunnelle said...

Amen and Amen, as always, I claim this, this is for me and I know that God is speaking to me through this post.

Thank you for the comment

Hugz and kisses
Jhunnelle

Betty said...

This is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us. It's all very true.

Shirley Mary said...

A beautiful post. And for the time I have left in this world, I want to embrace the things that you have written. And not overlook the moments but cherish every day that I have, especially with my beloved husband.

mary

Ballerina Girl said...

Hi!
I am so happy that you found my site, because I am really enjoying yours...
You ive in HAWAII!!! Ah, how beautiful! Did you see my HA! post on Hawaiin Airlines :)
Well, I will visit more and hope to see you again at mine...
Thank you and have a great day!
BG

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful post. I love the sentiment and this is something that I could print out and read everyday.

marine's words said...

that was beauitful I am going to try and do a sunday post like that I have been seeing the botton around I think super sunday ? I have to go back and see but I like it") marina
ps. no she is my step grandaughter.

Leaon Mary said...

Hi Lori,
True words to live by!
How are you doing? I've been praying for you!
Love the pic of you playing on the beach! Make a sand castle for me okay?!
Do you ever find pretty sea glass?
Hugs,
Lea

Angela Baylis said...

Oh, how I loved this post! I want that on my fridge!
Would you mind if I print this (giving YOU full credit) just so I can put it on my fridge? I just LOVE telling people I have a relative in Hawaii. You are my sister... in Christ!
Much love to you tonight!
Angie xoxo

Unknown said...

This is beautifully said. Thanks so much for sharing!

How is the weather there? My only time in Hawaii was very rainy. It was still beautiful, though. My Uncle lives on the Big Island over closer to the volcano. Brave guy...

Sweet Dreams!
KJ

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Lea,
I'm okay thanks for asking, I just have been busy with getting my materials to do a workshop for our womens retreat.


Kj,
The weather here is hot!!!, I'm originally from the Big Island, I was born and raised there. I wanted to go back when we retired but my hubby is from Kentucky and he does not want to be near a volcano lol. He is not that brave!!!

Ang..
Please free to use it, I can send it to you if you like *smile*.

Abounding Treasures said...

Just beautiful :o)

Blessings to you this day!

GOD'S LADIE said...

Thank you so much my SISTAH forever for standing in the gap for me!!!! I was so encouraged by the blessed post and I will be sure to give the Praise report on how GOD once again got the GLORY!!! Love ya,
LaTonya

marine's words said...

I love fall too ") do you have fall in Hawaii ? love the holidays.
love marina

Cathy said...

That is very beautiful, sweet sister. You do have the gift of sharing lovely words. Thanks for visiting today. Praying for you to be a blessing ~
Love and Hugs,
Cathy