Coming clean here.
I’m not one to celebrate.
Champagne, sparklers, big parties, exotic trips – not my thing.
Birthdays, anniversaries, civic holidays – they come and go like every other day.
Not that I forget … okay sometimes.
But that’s because I don’t know what day it is, not what the day is.
Life goes on as they say.
Maybe like-every-other-day really isn’t so bad.
And certainly more aligned with who I am.
Not celebrating large makes sense when living large doesn’t happen either.
At least not large from my view.
A favourite team winning a curling event gets a cheer.
Giddiness abounds when one of the shy cats leaves their room to yip ‘get a move on’ with their breakfast.
Hallelujah! was exclaimed when the insurance payout was finally approved.
Sunsets get their commanded attention every night with due awe.
Joy purrs out all over with each kitty belly rub.
Potatoes are savoured for supper even when I just had them at breakfast.
Friends coming for dinner get a feast.
Christmas is guilt free couch potato heaven watching cheesy movies and eating everything by ourselves.
A Chinook rolling in with warming winds after -30C is cause to run outdoors.
Corny as this sounds, Life is good.
There are upsides to every day, even if waking up is the ground zero to work from.
Because the other direction leaves little to work with.
Seeing the positive is far more uplifting and opening than paddling about in negative.
There’s been a particular draw to noticing this distinction lately.
I’m being asked to choose from which path to live.
This isn’t about Pollyanna and rose coloured glasses.
Crap exists without a doubt.
What you do with crap is what matters.
Seeing even the tiniest piece of good is what helps us through in a way struggle can’t.
That alone is reason to celebrate – we are still here to make tomorrow a new day.
To start over again.
See the moment and celebrate now.
And feel free to celebrate over and over again.
Living Bliss is a jump-in-with-both-feet look at where Life bumps into the everyday – whether at work, play or times in between. Bliss knows no separation in the end. From a deeper dive into the ordinary pops forward the extraordinary life we search for – and has been there waiting for us to be.
Blissed by cats, potatoes and clouds, Lorraine is a “left-brained creative big picture idea” type who never stops questioning or connecting the dots to make real what isn’t yet seen. She uses her knack for combining intuitive abilities and logic to help re-ignite what Lights you up inside and make real “there’s something more”. Lorraine’s deepest wish is for you to be full of yourself in everything you do – a life truly lived in bliss.