Happy Cinco de Mayo – Time to Celebrate

Here in Colorado, I’ve always heard of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but I’ve never personally gotten involved. It’s not a part of my heritage, but it’s definitely a part of my environment. I thought everyone had a celebration on May 5th, only to find out as I got older that it’s not a common activity everywhere in the country. To me, May 5th wouldn’t be the same without the parties!

Cinco De Mayo penguin

For me, I think every day in life should be such a fun filled celebration. Although it doesn’t always turn out that way, the goal is to try to have an attitude like a celebration is right around the corner. I think I reach this goal.. oh, I don’t know.. maybe one out of ever 6 days or so. But, I do make a point to celebrate that myself and my family and friends are healthy and happy and here to enjoy another day together.

Some thoughts on Celebrating

Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.
~ Tom Hannah quotes

If I need a cause for celebration
Or a comfort I can use to ease my mind
I rely on my imagination
And I dream of an imaginary time.
~ Billy Joel quotes

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
~ Barbara Hoffman

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!
~ Amanda Bradley

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey

What does Celebration mean to you?

Tuesday's Topic: Celebration

April is a great month for me. It’s my birthday month so its a time that I look back to see what i’ve accomplished in the year and look ahead at new goals. I also share my birthday with my Grandfather. This is an extra special treat for me. So April is all about celebrating in my world.

Birthday Party Penguins

Usually I set up a great birthday sale for the entire month, however this year I am doing something a little different. I’ve set up a registry at DonorsChoose.org. It’s a non profit organization that enables teachers to request financial assistance for things their students and classrooms need to succeed. So instead of spending that $25.00 on a t-shirt, I’d be just as delighted if you wanted to put it towards one of the projects I selected in my birthday registry. It’s going to help classrooms filled with tomorrow’s future – and I’m really excited about that.

So help me celebrate this month, get involved and for goodness sake – Be Happy!

Check out DonorsChoose
and my selected projects for the month

Thank you so much!

If you’d like to learn more about what I am doing to get involved, check out Design for a Cause. I’d love to hear from you!