Find something to celebrate every day

lace outfit 1

We should try to find something to celebrate each and every day. This should not be too difficult. After all, there are blessings in abundance all around us like air – sometimes larger and more magnificent than an elephant, sometimes tiny as a dandelion seed floating around us and goes unnoticed. But we have to spot it and catch it! Which means we must look diligently for it and take the time and effort to grasp it.

Sometimes we’ll need the help of a magnifying glass or even a microscope as we look with patience for a micro-blessing to celebrate and sometimes a telescope for it is far away and may never be in our reach or visible to the naked eye but it is a blessing just the same.

We don’t have to own something to appreciate it and celebrate it. Like a star–who can touch it? Who can buy it? Who can possess it? But we can enjoy it without holding it in our hands and without displaying it on our mantel.

Rejoice in a new day! Smile to greet the sun! Laugh, sing and dance in the rain! Celebrate life while we have breath!

Let’s not just celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, and occasional special days but every new day. Use the good china, dabble on the expensive perfume, splash on the best aftershave!

lace outfit 2

I paired this ecru lace pencil skirt with a black lace sleeveless V-neck top and wore a flocked velvet Kimono with fringes.

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I’ll be wearing this outfit for Thanksgiving dinner. That’s something to celebrate, food on the table, sometimes taken for granted. That’s why I always thank God for every meal.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

blessings carmen



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17 Responses to Find something to celebrate every day

  1. Love the skirt !!! Sooooo beautiful and the colour sooo elegant. Beautiful outfit and yes you are right we should be happy with every single moment of our lives :)))) Kisses – Margot :)))

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  2. Maggie says:

    Beautiful words , I must have miss this blog , just read it today , let’s celebrate with all the lovely things surrounding us !

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  3. Luanne says:

    You are a person who always finds the joy in everything and know how to celebrate life. You radiate joy and beauty. You are a blessing.

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  4. Mimi says:

    Carmen it’s my first visit here from Visible Mondays, and I’m delighted to find a kindred spirit. Yes! Find something lovely in each and every day, and dress for it too! You look fabulous, and is there anything better than a bit of lace and frou-frou to life a girls spirits? See you again soon. Mimi xxx

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  5. Patti says:

    Beautiful post, Carmen, with beautiful thoughts, thank you. And you look gorgeous in this lace skirt and velvet kimono. Thanks for sharing with Vis Monday, xo


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  6. josep-maria says:

    Dear Carmen, what a wonderful and elegant look! You already know how I like the lace and these designs so sophisticated and beautiful. The sophisticated outfit, with the lovely skirt, top and kimono is a real gem. A wonderful combination of beautiful things. I love the top, I love the beautiful filigree of the back. I love your pencil skirt, a garment that you do not wear very often. And the kimono, with that precious and special stamp, that makes the look so special. Fantastic accessories, I love your necklace and bracelet, and the little bag is a real treat. And you are absolutely right, it is nice to always find something to celebrate, although I suppose, next to you, every day is special.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Josep-Maria! Lace and velvet are truly my favourite fabrics. Pencil skirts were my mother’s signature style, yet I only have two. It makes me feel like my mom and reminds me of her elegance. You’re quite right, I do not wear this style often. I am more comfortable in flowy dresses, perhaps because I love to dance end pencil skirts are not very practical for dancing. As a child and young girl, I only wanted dresses and skirts that twirl when I spin around. I would spin around in the store and if the dress did not flare out, I told my mother that the skirt does not dance, I want a skirt that dances! lol

      Perhaps I am old enough now for pencil skirts. 🙂



  7. Olga says:

    I love the positive vibe of this post! That’s what I try to do- finding something to be happy about in every day of my life. Have to admit not always I am successful but I keep trying, hehe. Stunning look! I love the velvet kimono, what a beautiful thing!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks very much Olga! A grateful outlook helps us stay young because we will smile more often. Pollyanna was right, find something to be glad about. 🙂 I agree, it’s not always easy because there certainly are difficulties that we face.



  8. Hi Carmen, Thank you for this post! We do need to cherish all that is around us and take time to wonder at God’s creation. I will try to smile as I welcome a new day. You are gorgeous in this outfit Dear! Everything is pretty, the skirt is lovely and the detail on the top is so nice, the back detail is amazing. Finishing off with the kimono and heart purse shows you are ready to go where your day will take you. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Terri xo

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you kindly for your comment Terri! We sure have plenty to be thankful for and to enjoy the beautiful world God created!

      I woke up yesterday morning with the strangest feeling that I have never had before. I had the sensation of having no limbs like Nick Vujicic. I was so grateful to realize I do have arms and legs. What we take for granted is only a dream for some. Nick Vujicic is one of the most positive people I’ve watched on video. He is a remarkable young man.

      Give thanks with a grateful heart!


  9. utesmile says:

    That looks gorgeous. Enjoy your Thanks giving dinner. We don’t do it here and I am glad. There is still plenty to celebrate each day. I am just enjoying my Fennel tea, as my tummy feels a bit funny, so no food for me today at all….. safer. Enjoy your healthy dinner and have a great day!

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  10. mihrank says:

    deeply elegant, classical and thrilled by the mixed of your colors:)

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