Creating a celebratory environment in my home is not always easy. Often times, I have to choose to the find the good, amidst all the screaming, the fighting, the tattling, and the constant nagging. I have to release the vision for my "perfect children", embrace who they really are, guide them with discipline and love... and celebrate!
Every day. A choice. An intentional, deliberate effort. It's never forced. It's never made up. We simply celebrate something. We celebrate when a child clears the table. We celebrate when one sibling helps another with the seat belt. We celebrate when we find that lost toy. Sometimes we just celebrate who each child is. Period. And my favorite? Oh, my favorite is when the kids are playing independently, and I overhear them celebrating each other!
Celebrate... Just a little something I do to survive in these mean streets of homemaking!
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
~1 Thessalonians 5:18