The meaning of life found in chocolate chip cookies

My daughter came home from school and announced, “I’m making cookies on Thursday afternoon!”

I had a friend over and we were working together. My friend asked her, “Why are you making cookies?”

My daughter says, “Why am I making cookies on Thursday afternoon? I dunno. Because I want to. I don’t need a reason.”

What wisdom.

Why do we wait for some special occasion to do fun things in life? There’s really no reason, right?

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During this same fun afternoon, me and my friend were fixing ourselves a beverage and decided to mix orange juice and coconut water. It was SO YUMMY! We were going on and on about how yummy it was and my daughter said, “You guys are so cute! You are getting so excited about orange juice and coconut water.”

But why not?

Why not be excited about whatever is happening RIGHT NOW?

Whether it’s making cookies on Thursday afternoon or working at the office or going on vacation or even having a challenge in a relationship, there is something to celebrate. The fact that we can make cookies, or have a job, or the chance for vacation, or relationships that teach us and stretch us. Every single one of these is a gift of utmost benefit.

What is happening right now in your life that you can choose to see the excitement in?