Posted: by Jo Wednesday, 26 May 2021 @ 10:03
There has never been a
better time to celebrate life. We are living through a truly terrible global
pandemic, and many countries are still in the worst stages of the crisis. But
here in the UK, we have made brilliant progress, and can truly start to look to
the future again, and soon, get back to living fully.
It doesn’t stop us caring
about other countries, and doing our best to help them get through. But let’s
make sure we also take a moment to celebrate our progress. Let’s feel happy, thankful,
grateful and appreciative – and let’s celebrate the huge wonder that is life.
Here are our favourite
Mantras of Celebration:
do more than live life. I celebrate life
Let’s not go through life on autopilot. Let’s not
take things for granted. Let’s not fail to notice things, because we are in too
much of a hurry. Let’s do more than live our lives. Let’s be bolder, brighter,
happier, more engaged, more aware, more enthusiastic, more energetic. Let’s
not now, when?
A brilliant mantra to remind us to make the most of
life. None of us know what is around the corner, so let’s make the most of
today. Do things now, rather than putting them off to the future. See this as a
gentler version of Roman poet, Horace’s famous injunction to seize the day – ‘Carpe
more of what makes you happy
A mantra to remind us that we are in control of our own
actions, our own activities, and our own state of mind. If we know what the
things are that make us happy, and we prioritise them, and plan our free time
around them – then we can build far more happiness into our lives. Use this
mantra to urge you to really prioritise the things in life that bring you joy.
shine brightly. My potential is infinite
A mantra of self-belief and motivation, this mantra
encourages us all to see and recognise our strengths, and appreciate what big
opportunities are out there for us. A belief in the potential of life is one of
the great positive drivers of humanity, as we look forwards with hope and
excitement. Summon your own self-belief and ignite the fire within you, with
this powerful mantra urging you to get out there and shine your light.
choose hope on this journey
We know that life isn't perfect. We all have
hardships and tragedies and sadness to face at various points in our lives. And
we all know that our life will end at some stage. But let’s travel this life
with optimism and hope, choosing positivity as our companion rather than
negativity and darkness. A mantra that reminds us that we have a choice, in how
we approach our lives: let’s embrace life with a positive mindset and a hopeful
the world with sunshine every day
A reminder that it is within our control to be happy
and upbeat, and to spread positivity and joy. Think before you speak – and make
your comments positive and helpful, not negative. Don’t spread bad news stories
or negative opinions. Go out of your way to find nice things to say, and aim to
be the person who brings lightness, laughter and love to the situation or the
room. That is the best way to celebrate life.
I will see all the beauty in my life
A reminder to consciously look out for moments of
happiness and joy in every day, and notice the good things - to make your life
happier. Happiness is often the accumulation of several small moments, rather
than one big bang of joy – and it is up to us to be open to these moments.
Rather than rushing through life on autopilot, we need to take the time to
appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, and notice the small things that make
to the festival of life
I love this mantra as a reminder to let go and just
go with the flow. Stop trying to control all aspects of your life, and second
guess the outcome of each event or situation. Let go of expectations, let go of
control – and just enjoy what life brings you.
hold onto hope, I trust in tomorrow
Another brilliant reminder to try to adopt a
positive and optimistic attitude to life. If we can find a way of hanging onto
positive emotions like hope, trust, faith, belief and excitement, our lives
will be better for it. Living our lives from a place of optimism and hope makes
for a happier and lighter life than one where our dominant emotions are
mistrust, fear and negativity. Even if we are sometimes disappointed in life,
the good emotions will far outweigh the bad.
Use our Celebration Mantras
to remind you to engage fully in life, and meet the events of your life with as
much gratitude, lightness and optimism as you can. The world is a place of
love, beauty, kindness and hope – if we look for it – so focus your attention
on the wonder of life. Of course there are times and places of darkness,
sadness and despair too, but let’s celebrate the positives.