Monday, September 3, 2012

Celebrate You!

              I rejoice and celebrate my life…my life is good!


When is the last time you patted yourself on the back or celebrated who you are? I think for many of us, negative thoughts and doubts about who we are, what we have done, or what we haven’t done, can cloud the image we have of ourselves and hold us back from living out loud and recognizing our distinctive personalities. We may even hide in the shadows and find it hard to step outside of our comfort zone.

But God created only one you…

…precious in His sight, and we do not have to try harder, be better, be perfect, or be anything that we are not.  Absolutely no one can take our place! We are worth celebrating because God created each of us as a unique masterpiece, and with each passing day we should we should gain a new appreciation and rejoice for who He made us to be. Celebration is a high form of praise and gratitude to God for the beauty of His creation, and we need to seize the day and believe that God has something special for us to bring new hope, purpose, meaning and direction to our lives.

“I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.” (Psalm 139:14)

Knowing we are original and exclusive should humble us and make us realize how much God loves us. It’s up to each one of us to make time each day to celebrate our many positive characteristics and boundless potential, and remind ourselves how far He has brought us and where He is leading us. We need to rejoice in our triumphs, our development, and our accomplishments. The Lord has us right where we are meant to be and we should never shade the light that comes from our faith and trust in Him.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

The beauty of being able to celebrate and love ourselves is that it enables us to do what we can, with what we have, where we are, and just be enough! We can start with spreading our joyful spirit and smiling as often as we can, live our life with a purpose, utilize our full potential, and rejoice in who God made us to be.

Celebrate all that is in your life. Rejoice in all that is good.
Celebrate you!


  1. Denise, thank you for this joyful blog. It touches me because I also write a blog about this thema. ( Friday I will post it) May I quote your blog / or link it?

    No, I am not a pessimist but the difficult things in my life makes I often forget to celebrate Life. Thank you!

    1. Of course you may Jedidja; it would be an honor! :)
      We all forget that we are enough sometimes, and just need some words of encouragement now and then! ~Blessings dear friend~

  2. Thanks for this wonderful post! I realise that I may get awkward sometimes when someone tells me that I'm beautiful or I am good at doing something. I think it's time I celebrate and thank God for creating me this way. I'm so thankful that He loves me, and I'm fearfully and wonderfully made!

    God bless ya Denise! :D

  3. Hi Denise,
    Throughout the Gospels, we are told to "Love our neighbor as we love ourselves". It is the most important command, and even sums up all the commandments! How can we love others the way the Lord wants us to, if we don't even love ourselves?
    Good post!
    ~God Bless you, my friend~Lisa

  4. Hi Denise,
    Awesome reminder. Many times I have thought I had some sort of talent which God has not given me. It is a wonderful thing knowing God created me the way He choose too.

  5. It's so easy to pick out all that's wrong with ourselves instead of recognizing and celebrating our uniqueness. Thanks for this timely reminder to thank/praise God for the me He has created me to be. Blessings to you Denise.

  6. Hi Denise,
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and letting me know about the word verification problem. I have taken it off so you should have no trouble with posting comments on my blog. Just in case, you may e-mail me at if you would like. I too enjoy visiting and reading your blog. I also appreciate and enjoy reading your comments. I too would love keeping in touch.
    Blessings my friend,

  7. Hi Denise - i so needed to read this today. Thank you
    God bless my friend

  8. thanks for this uplifting post...if we know in our hearts God loves us unconditionally and made us perfect in His eyes...what more could we desire?! To love Him back...

  9. Denise, a beautiful reminder! I love the graphics you included in this one. I'm so glad He created us each so uniquely. Now may we embrace it and live it out to His glory.

    Blessings and love,

  10. It seems that our flaws stand out the most when we think about ourselves...but you are so right! God, the Master Artist, created us uniquely and in His own image. That is an incredible honor, don't you think? I am so grateful that God made me and knows me intimately. Blessings, Joan