Monday, February 19, 2007

Manic Monday #2

What is Manic Monday?
A multi-blogger meme, in the spirit of Wordless Wednesday, Thursday 13, Friday Feast, and Photo Hunters Saturday.

How to participate?
Visit Morgen's It's A Blog Eat Blog World any time after 4pm EST on Fridays to discover Monday's theme word. This will be a word with multiple definitions.

Use one of the definitions to inspire your Manic Monday Post = perhaps a photograph, a story, a joke, or a stream of consciousness paragraph inspired by the word. Be creative, and have fun with it.

Today, 19 February, is Morgen's birthday! Hop on over to his site to join in the morgEpalooza festivities. He has promised morgasms, among other things. :-)


celebrate (verb)
to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities.

Ceeeeelebrate good times, so the song goes. And so we do. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, promotions, the opening of a new play, the day your period finally stops...the list goes on. Even the littlest things can be causes for celebration: the first snowfall, the first day of summer, the first April showers.

Celebrating a good time is easy. But what happens when the heat starts to make you feel limp, when the cold starts to chill you to the bone, when the shower becomes a deluge day in and day out? At such times it can take a major effort just to get out of bed.

Yet maybe it's especially during those days that we should find something to celebrate, something to be thankful for. When you're feeling down in the dumps, it's easy to just give in to the feeling and stay in bed curled in a fetal position sucking your thumb. Maybe it's okay to do that for a while, but not for any prolonged period of time. You'd look and feel really stupid.

According to GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, "There's always a reason to smile. Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: "We're not here for a long time; we're here for a good time"."

So when you find yourself feeling tired or scared or depressed or lonely, count your blessings big and small, remember your dream, and cheer up!



robert swayze said...

Well a very Happy Birthday to Morgen!!! and hey to wish him with some wonderful resources just hop over to my blog on Birthday Greeting Cards soon and check out the amazing array of resources i've posted there!!!

ShadowFalcon said...

6 o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream....

count blessing...this won't take very long...

Lizza said...

Robert: Thanks for stopping by, and good luck on your venture.

Shadowfalcon: Haha! Sure it will. Glad you're feeling all better again.

Turnbaby said...


Nice post and good reminder!!!

Everybody sing...Dress up tonight..why be lonely? You'll be at home and you'll be alone but why be lonely? "Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music...Celebrate celebrate dance to the music!!

Given the choice ---I hope you always dance

H said...

and to continue... about my celebration, here's twenty armsfulla hugs sent out to the Girl, rephrase: Woman, who made me smile, when i needed to, in just the right way.

what are you celebrating?

to quote turnbaby: "I hope you always dance" too!

Matt-Man said...

When I get down. I just think of my son dribbling down the basketball court with an odd look of determination on his face. It makes me smile!! Cheers...

CSL said...

There's always good to find, that's really true. But I think here are times when its fair enough to huddle in and feel low before you go back to feeling great about being alive.

Morgen said...

Lizza: Thank you so much for the post here and the wonderful comments @ morgEpalooza!
love ya,

Lizza said...

Turnbaby: Dance, dance, dance the night away! Doing a virtual jiggy with you, sugar.

H: Hugs enthusiastically accepted. I celebrate love, life, and friends. Oh, and terrific, blow-to-the-solar-plexus writing like yours. Cheers!

Matt: The expressions on our children's faces our priceless. Cheers!

CSL: I agree. Wallow in the depths for a while, but get back up on your feet and sing the body electric again.

Morgen: Cheers to you, super blogger. Wishing you, the cats, and Lee all the best. Your posts (and the yummy man-thing pictures on your blog) rock!

Sanni said...

Lizza, I love it =)
There's always a reason to smile... for me it´s my little Luis. We celebrated his christening on Sunday.

Erm... one of the reasons for my disappearing... the family from all over the world is... still... celebrating... at... MY PLACE! LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lizza. As a melancholy person, I tend to dwell on the negative more than I should. I do have lots to be thankful for.