With our lifestyle these days, we don’t always get to stop and celebrate a particularly good day or event. We just take such days for granted (I’ve worked so hard, and I deserve it), or make an excuse of not having enough time to even recognize them (this day is good, but look at the whole next week of projects, work and problems to solve!).
With an attitude like this, sooner than you might think, you lose the habit of noticing your happy days, and then each day is just as gray as another one – it all turns into a routine.
Well, not for me. I’m a very happy person. I smile and laugh a lot, and this helps me cope with whatever challenges a new day may bring. I hadn’t celebrated a good few days which, looking back now, I recognize as being ones of the happiest in my life, and that’s why I made a decision to stop this before it’s too late. I will not let any positive day go unnoticed, and I will celebrate every moment of happiness in my life.
Today, I want to share some wonderful news with you: Liza, our little princess, has started walking on her own last week! We were incredibly lucky to watch her take the very first few steps, and this moment was the happiest one of the year so far.
Elizabeth had been able to stand up and kneel down for quite some time now, definitely a few months, but she never walked on her own. She didn’t mind walking with someone holding her hand, and she mastered following the walls and furniture to get where she wanted by walking. But this time, she had finally walked!
She crossed the living room – slowly and carefully, and smiled at us with a surprised expression on her face. It was as if she had no idea she could do such fun things as walking. We were equally amazed. It all happened so quickly and almost accidentally, that we could easily miss this miracle had we not been watching Liza closely at that time of the evening.
We hugged and kissed the little angel, and in just a few days she started walking regularly. She follows us into our rooms now, she fearlessly crosses the large living room we have, and you can see how her pace and movements grow steadier with everyday.
Now, that’s happiness. That was a great day, and I am so thankful for being lucky and happy in my life that I wanted to mark it here.
Take this advice: be sure to mark your happy days! They say that time heals everything and leaves to you only good memories after many years pass you by. But if you don’t take steps to mark each happy occasion, to grasp the moments of joy through photos, videos, or even a few lines like I’m doing right now, you’ll regret later. You’ll obviously remember that something good had happened, but most details will be gradually lost.
Don’t take this chance away – celebrate your happines, mark such days and make everything in your power to remember them most vividly. There will be days when you will need this happiness, when you will feel upset with your life or people around you, and will not see an easy way out of this sadness.
On one of these days, you’ll climb up to your attic to find some old magazine, and there, hidden among dusty pages, will be a very old family photo full of young smiley faces. And who knows – maybe, flying through dozens of instantly revived memories and crying with happiness, you’ll thank yourself once more for taking time to celebrate the moment.