“Stop saying these negative things
about yourself. Look in the mirror
and find something about yourself
that’s positive and celebrate that!”
— Tyra Banks
“I want to tell everybody
to celebrate every day,
to savor the day and be good to yourself,
love yourself, and then you can be good
to others and be of service to others.”
— Charlotte Rae
“We must celebrate difference until
difference doesn’t make a difference in
the way we treat each other.”
— Yolanda King
Today’s MotD encourages us to celebrate our lives, our hopes, our dreams, our commonality, our differences…the big things and and the small things…especially the every day small things.
The more we focus on the wins, the more wins we experience. (Remember yesterday’s Mandala: Like Attracts Like?) A ”win” can be something as mundane as ”I made my bed today”, ”I found my glasses”, ”the daffodils I planted are starting to come up”, to something as big as having the courage to do a scary thing that we’ve been putting off (ie: ask for a promotion, start writing a book, audition for a play, make amends to a close friend, interview for a job, etc.)
From a different perspective, we can also celebrate the things that went awry. For in them we gain insight, learn, and grow. We learn how to do it differently, which may turn out even better than anticipated the first (second, third, etc) time. Or we learn that maybe it’s time to go a different way. Either way, the experience is valuable…albeit challenging…but in the end, valuable.
And from another perspective, elaborating on Yolanda King’s quote, we are encouraged to celebrate our differences. For it is from our differences that we broaden our horizons, open ourselves to new experiences, and propagate collaborations beyond our individually limited scope.
Finally, in the words of Oprah Winfrey:
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
The Mandala Lady
btw…here’s how it started… As a side note…I realize this MotD lacks a more traditional take on a mandala. The word mandala, at its simplest, means circle. And while the main shape is mostly an oval, I took some creative liberties. Besides, when connecting with the energy of today’s MotD, this is how it wanted to be represented.