Every day we have a reason to celebrate life. Constantly reminding ourselves that someone, somewhere, did not receive the blessing of experiencing another day is essential. We have a tendency to take the little things in life for granted at times.

Regrettably, as time passes, we realize that the small things are actually significant. Consider Birthdays, when you text someone you haven’t heard from recently to wish them a happy birthday and let them know you are thinking of them.

Why not do that every day?

Consider Mother’s Day, when we take time out of our day to recognize the most significant women in our lives: our mothers. Why not do that daily? Consider a funeral, where everyone mourns the loss of a dear friend or loved one, to realize that life is indeed incredibly precious and that we should live it to the fullest. Why not daily?

Celebrating life is not about partying every weekend and adopting a “you only live once” (YOLO) mindset, as so many young people today believe. Celebrating life involves living in the present, producing something that will outlive you, and pursuing your passion.

Begin today and every day to…..

Make your impact.

Live passionately.

Love openly.

Make a difference in the life of someone else.

Give your best in everything you do.

Practice more gratitude even when life throws curveballs.

When we wake up each day and celebrate life for the wonderful gift that it truly is, everything in our lives begins to change for the better. It doesn’t mean you won’t face problems or encounter adversity, but it does mean your level of joy and fulfillment will be significantly increased. And that is worthwhile. The journey and this game we call life begin to become much more enjoyable and eager to experience another day.

Celebrate life daily!