At a creativity camp in days gone by, our campers created original films. We explored shot angles, storylines, and pacing. One group wrapped their film with an animated rendering of Kool and the Gang’s song, “Celebration.” Except, instead of the original lyrics: “Celebrate good times, come on,” our gang belted out, “Celebration Times: come on!” Those words, sung with gusto, have become legend at our nonprofit, A Spacious Place.
We’ve entered Celebration Times. On the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday opens the door onto the Easter season, which culminates fifty days later on Pentecost Sunday. But whatever your faith walk, spring is surely a season of celebration: tissue-paper pinks of the redbud trees; vibrant reds and yellows of the Indian blankets; deep, serene blues and purples of the bluebonnets.
And our current world climate makes celebration times especially needful. In the words of Abraham Lincoln: “With the fearful strain that is on me day and night, if I did not laugh I should die.” The joy of the Lord is, indeed, our strength.
How we rock our Celebration Time is as individual as our souls. Below are some possibilities:
- Put on some dance music and let loose.
- Read a book just for fun (that’s right—the one you’ve been eyeing in the grocery store).
- Call someone you’ve not spoken to in a while. Laugh together over good memories.
- Create something that delights you (you knew that one was coming).
- Cook a feast, invite some friends, and watch Chocolat or Babette’s Feast.
- Dress up—even if it means wearing that new stunner to the grocery store (the produce section deserves our respect).
- Go on, belt it out! Studies show that singing eases depression.
It’s Celebration Time—come on!