This is me in my pretty purple princess tiara.
Yes, I know I’m not really a princess.
Or a six year old girl.
I bought this $3 tiara to celebrate the fact that I am two years cancer free!!!!!! It’s a big deal because, honestly, I didn’t think I would make it this long. Having gone into remission twice before only to have the Hodgkin’s Lymphoma come back within a couple of months, I didn’t have a lot of faith that the remission would stick this time.
I love when God proves me wrong.
So I bought a tiara. I plan on wearing it proudly when I go out to celebrate with my friends. It’s a symbol of victory and life. The fact that this day is a gift, meant to be celebrated and enjoyed.
Then I realized…isn’t that true of every day?
So I’m not just going to wear my tiara on celebration day. I’m going to wear it every morning when I start my quiet time. When I start the day off with Jesus, I’m going to remember that it is a special day. A gift. A one-of-a-kind day to do something awesome and amazing.
And I think we should all be like that. It shouldn’t take a devastating illness to make us appreciate life. It’s Jesus! It’s knowing He holds us, gives us breath, and designs our purpose. It’s knowing that He doesn’t have to give us today – He chooses to give us today. Every single day. Every single moment. Every single breath.
Doesn’t that make you want to celebrate? To do something to mark today as special? Do it!
And then do it again tomorrow.
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
What ways do you rejoice daily? How can you make today special? What Bible verses or worship songs remind you to treat every day as a gift?