Celebration of Life

This past weekend we went to Atlanta to celebrate my grandson’s Bar Mitzvah. In the Jewish faith, when a boy turns thirteen, he is Bar Mitzvah. It was a big celebration that lasted the whole weekend. There was much food, fun, and visiting with people we have not have seen for a long time. The center of the weekend occurred in the Synagogue, where Ian read from the Torah (Jewish Holy Scrolls) in front of his family, friends, and congregation.

There are many celebrations in life – we celebrate birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, births and deaths. All of them mark the passing of time, a change in our lives, or a holiday that helps us remember the things that a holiday represents.

However, every day should be a celebration because every day, every hour, every minute, every second marks a change – not just in ourselves but the world around us. We often take life for granted (except when we are celebrating something), but imagine how we would feel if we appreciated every moment in our life as if it was special – simply because it is!

Quote of the Week
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” George Carlin

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