the sacred everyday

7 more things to celebrate in april.

16 Apr 2013

it’s been a challenging week for celebrations. but, true to what i believe, i must practice what i preach. so, even though i’ve been scared, sad, lonely, worried, and exhausted, i still have found something everyday to celebrate. what a great opportunity april’s photo challenge has been for me. it’s as if my subconscious knew something back in march when i planned april to be a month all about finding something to celebrate every day. it’s not always easy, and some days it seems like it’s almost impossible, but it’s there. there is always something, even if it’s the tiniest thing, to celebrate. there is always one reason to go to bed thankful and one reason to wake up hopeful.

here’s what i celebrated this past week:

8: cry

cry: crying, mourning, and remembering is a part of life. today was holocaust remembrance day.

cry: crying, mourning, and remembering is a part of life. today was holocaust remembrance day.

9. risk

risk: if i hadn't taken one risk after another, this picture would have never happened. #wife #married #lgbt #expat #sweden #travel #dublin #ireland #guiness #friendship #love

10. pink

pink: a pink orchid on my windowsill... in honor of international anti-bullying day today.

pink: a pink orchid on my windowsill… in honor of international anti-bullying day today.

11. warm

warm: keeping warm while standing at the bus stop waiting for our friend n, to arrive from ireland!

warm: keeping warm while standing at the bus stop waiting for our friend n, to arrive from ireland!

12. unhindered

unhindered: this is the day my love went to the hospital. i need some strong, unhindered, tough inspiration . this was perfect. face those fears & challenges, and grab onto life! y e a h.

unhindered: this is the day my love went to the hospital. i needed some strong, unhindered, tough inspiration. this was perfect. face those fears & challenges, and grab onto life! y e a h.

13. joy

joy: lots of joy when n and i went out to eat and received lots of yummy, unique, delicious food... for free!

joy: lots of joy when n and i went out to eat and received lots of yummy, unique (smoked octopus & pork belly), delicious food… for free!

14. laughter

laughter: this movie did it for me. laughter is sometimes the best medicine.

laughter: this movie did it for me. laughter is sometimes the best medicine.

so, what are you celebrating? what has happened lately that has reminded you that life is a beautiful journey, even when it’s messy? talk to me!

party on! peace & love.

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  • Reply Victoria Oldham 17 Apr 2013 at 22:28

    Love the Carpe!

    • Reply liz 17 Apr 2013 at 22:56

      thanks! i know… i totally dig it. like want to make a big poster & hang it up in multiple places. 😉

  • Reply Coleen Patrick 17 Apr 2013 at 23:58

    Love your photos. My instagram pics are the things that made me smile that day. Lately it’s been family, the sun, food, and my book in paperback! And I’m with you, laughter is the best for lifting spirits. 🙂

    • Reply liz 23 Apr 2013 at 09:20

      thanks, coleen!! i’m so happy to be one of your IG followers now. 🙂

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