Give thanks to life!

I give thanks to life and celebrate Simply Flow, as I move my fingers that strum the computer, and try to make music with the loose words that come together in sentences, pretend thoughts and play melodies as I celebrate the 4th year of this blog dedicated to health and wellbeing.

Honour life to the rhythm of music

Pay homage to life by saying “Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto” (Thanks to the life that has given me so much) as you feel the vibration of Mercedes de Sousa’s music. Be inspired and flow with Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida”. Dance to Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”. Move to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” as if no one is watching or judging you. As if there were no tomorrow! Serene to the music of Bach. Let yourself be transported by Beethoven’s anthem of joy and be inspired by the joy of Mozart’s music.

Celebrate life through words

Celebrate life by saying “I like”, “thank you”, “I love you”, “I adore you”. Expand your joy by allowing yourself to say “I like you”, “Today I am happy because today I met you, because I found you, because I dared or you dared to find me and love me, and because you are, or have always been, here”.

Solemnise the fruition of a child’s laughter, the joy of a child’s play, the passionate enthusiasm for something, for someone, for a new project. Plant a seed in your memory. Live your thought and venture out, in whatever tribute.

Celebrate listening or taking care of the other and of yourself

Celebrate listening to or caring for the other, because it means that you also know how to listen to and care for yourself and, more importantly, to love and to love yourself [because you will only know how to do this fully if you have discovered that you are truly loved]. Expand and multiply yourself by giving voice to your vital mission, whatever it may be, as long as it makes you transcend the prison of the hell of yourself.

Know how to stop when everything says to speed up and shout at the top of your lungs until the air comes out in an expressive whirl of “hu-la-la”. Hurray”, “Yes”, “tchim-tchim” or other sounds that reason does not know about.

Celebrate life by remembering all those temporarily or permanently absent. Hold in your heart the treasures that life has placed in you by meeting people, discovering life in its nuances of failure and success, poverty or wealth, health or sickness, learning and the wonder of all the arts in their various manifestations.

Honour life through though

Honour life by not renouncing an inalienable right, which is to think, for not thinking contributes to other holocausts equal to or worse than that of the Jews. You will be contributing to what Hannah Arendt identified as the main cause of all evil, in particular the horror of extermination in the German concentration camps, fed and perpetuated by perfectly normal, compliant, impeccable citizens who merely obeyed (and exceeded) without daring, even in a trial run, to think.

Celebrate life through poetry

Celebrate life by playing with poetry every day and “you can pretend so completely that you can even pretend that the pain you really feel is pain”. And by doing this, without knowing it, you will be expanding your perception, your thinking, your sensations turned into emotions and consolidated into feelings.

Celebrate life without fear!

Celebrate life by not falling into the paralysis of fear that can lead you to distance yourself from the other, to a sick relationship or to the death of your desire to be, to feel and to live with all those who are truly important in your life.

And if you can’t celebrate, honour, commemorate, beware… Death may have arrived without warning and may have embraced you in such a way that it suffocates you in its arms, without you realising.

It is always time to learn the importance of celebrating.

That’s why, and because to be alive and kicking, you need to celebrate. And if you can’t, pretend. Pretend until you can celebrate, commemorate, pay homage, celebrate. And if you can’t, don’t worry. Because while time and silence delay, but life exists, it is always time to: learn to conquer the security that frees you from fear, transforms sadness and may allow you to discover, suddenly and unexpectedly, and sing: “thanks to life that has given me so much… thanks to life… thanks to life!”.

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