I post on my Instagram account regularly, but often find myself saving photos for the right time. One such photo was the "Eyelash Cup" photo - which yesterday got me thinking. What makes a day “special?” It’s all about our perspective of it.
Today isn’t a holiday, perhaps not a birthday or anniversary, graduation day or promotion day, new house, new car, new relationship day – new WHATEVER day. We might be at work, or at home sick; perhaps facing something stressful or even grief. But even with all that in mind, what about today makes it unworthy of enjoyment? Why not treat ourselves to something we’ve been eyeing? Why not wear our favorite clothing? Ask out our favorite guy? Start a book or TV series we’ve been saving? Dance to our favorite music? Eat that favorite food we’ve been craving? The moments we can count on are passing us right now - and this has been speaking to me a lot lately; I’ve been really zoned in on making everything count. Because we don’t know where we will be a year from now. We might be living somewhere across the world. We might have lost someone we love. We might have a new job, a new relationship, new home or family dynamic – the list is endless. But the space we have is right now and there’s no reason not to celebrate it. We are alive. That is a miracle worth celebrating! It’s so easy to forget that this is all so precious – this life, every single day of it. So let’s make the most of it. Let’s celebrate what they are: a chance to live our lives to the fullest – a chance to celebrate being alive. What better day than today?
"Eyelash Cup" (Scutellinia scutellata)