I just want to celebrate
another day of living;
I just want to celebrate
another day of life!

Glenn Hughes

Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast.  Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny.  It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together.

Corita Kent and Jan Steward

      
People of our time are losing the power of celebration.  Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained.  Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation.  To be entertained is a passive state--it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle. . . . Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one's actions.

Abraham Joshua Heschel
The Wisdom of Heschel
  

What do we lose by anotherís good fortune?  Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them.  That should be our desire and determination.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

   

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.

Anthony Robbins

   

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving;
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!

Amanda Bradley
(also attributed to Sydney Smith)

   

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

   

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road
and celebrate the journey!

Barbara Hoffman

   

Everything is created from moment to moment, always new.  Like
fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator
contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor.

Francis Lucille

   

The clouds above us come together
and disperse; The breeze in the
courtyard departs and returns.
Life is like that, so why not relax?
Who can keep us from celebrating?

Lu-Yu

   

Celebrate what you want to see more of.

Thomas J. Peters

   

Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings,
and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.

Cielo

  
Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone's uniqueness.
I like the way that sounds.

Hillary Duff
  

People often resist change for reasons that make good sense to them,
even if those reasons don't correspond to organizational goals.
So it is crucial to recognize, reward, and celebrate accomplishments.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

  

What reason do I need to celebrate life?  A birthday, a wedding anniversary,
or a holiday are all reminders that there is something to celebrate.
Yet every day can be a celebration of life.  I celebrate life by praising God.
Praise can be a quiet time of communion with God or a joyous hymn of
thanksgiving to God.  I celebrate by recognizing the life of God within others.
We are all unique expressions of God's creativity, and I treat others with all
the honor that I would great masterpieces, for indeed we are.  I rejoice in
every expression of life I perceive.  The song of a bird, the beauty
of a mountain, the fragrance of a flower, the softness of a kitten's fur
all give me reasons to celebrate life.

unattributed

   
  
I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease. . .
observing a spear of summer grass.

Walt Whitman
  

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!

Swami Sivananda

  

Celebrate your victories!  Be verbal about it.  Haters will say
you're bragging, but those who love you will celebrate with you.

Steve Maraboli

  

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I can make every day a day for giving thanks!

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I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and
express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of
coincidences that have no meaning or connection.
As for me, Iím going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the
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Good times are a reminder and a reward for dealing with the difficult and
challenging times we all go through.  The trick is to celebrate the good times
in advance of the difficult times.  Always remember, good times
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James A. Murphy
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