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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Create Your Own Holiday and Celebrate it Every Year!



I belong to a service organization known as Quota International. I am a member of a local Club in Plantation FL. Each year, the members choose a Sunday to celebrate our collective birthdays. This year, as we gathered, one of our members explained to the group that she was creating her own holiday starting this year and would celebrate it every year going forward. She explained the reason she is celebrating because, this time last year, February 26, she was in a car accident that nearly took her life. 

Today, one year later she is doing well, moving forward and celebrating! Her holiday is going to be called the Tree of Life Celebration. She gave each of us a small gift bag which contained a photo of the Tree of Life, a Tree of Life medal which we could wear to celebrate our own life. In addition, she also gave us this poem by Mia Ocean. It reads……

This tree is not only a tree
it is a friendly tree that is always watching over you.
This tree is not only a tree
it is a magical tree.
That makes miracles happen,
Hopes become realities,
and nevers become always.
This tree
is not only a tree,
it is where everything started.
It is the tree of life.

I hope this post inspires you to create your own holiday and celebrate it every year! We all have something to celebrate….what will your celebration be about?
Have a good week!