The power of celebration

I’ve loved reading the different perspectives of our blogging extravaganza. Julia speaks eloquently of our time together, and on the power and importance of celebration.

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Blogger Trip April 2015 Celebration! That’s exactly what these four incredible women brought us, April 2015.

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.”Abraham Joshua Heschel

“We marveled that while most of us had never met each other, we talked and laughed as if we’d known each other for years.  Which, of course, we had.” Laurie B

There really is power in celebration, and I’ve been blessed to experience it recently, in many episodes.  The most remarkable one lately is the visit I referred to in an earlier blog.  Four of my all-time favorite bloggers…

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8 thoughts on “The power of celebration

  1. Thank you for the reminder to remember the good things that happen in our lives and celebrate. As a religious person I would say remember to give thanks to God for everything that we experience in life.

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  2. I can’t get enough of reading and re-reading all the posts about our time together. The first quote is really wonderful. I love the concept that celebration is an active state.

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