January is Celebration of Life Month and that has given me a lot to ponder. My mom, who was 80, passed away just before Christmas this year. I have spent the last several weeks looking back over her long life and the impact she had on all of us. I think it is natural to be reflective when someone you love has passed on.
When this happens, people tend to re-evaluate their own life and strive to live life more fully and enjoy it more than they already do. I thought this post was a wonderful way to express how much I love life and how I celebrate that each day. Here are just a few ideas you can use to celebrate your own life:
3 Ways You Can Observe Celebration Of Life Month
- Laughter: Laughter the best medicine and we should do it every day. I love to laugh and I am always finding things to crack me up every day. Heck, I have two of the most hilarious kids around, so laughing is not hard to come by around my house! Last night, my husband, my daughter and I watched a movie on TV and we laughed so hard, we were crying. We were not just laughing at the movie, but at each other making comments at and about the movie!
- Learning: By keeping your mind sharp and continuing on a quest to learn new things, your life can be more full. You can learn a new word each day, look up a fascinating historical fact or even try to debunk a famous mystery! Whatever you choose, just keep on learning because if you are not learning, you are missing out!
- Documentation: Keeping a record of your life will help you remember all of your events, milestones, celebrations and the sad times as well. This can be done by writing in a journal, taking photographs or videos each day. It is always fun to go back and see how you have changed and all the fun things you did over the years.
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How are you going to honor Celebration of Life Month?