(Prayer offered on the Public Address system for the entire La Salle Academy educational community on Wednesday morning, 9 March 2016)
Let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of a Loving God.
Throughout the course of a year we have many traditional days of celebration. We celebrate different federal, religious, traditional, personal, and informal events. Just yesterday we heard a beautiful prayer from Mrs. Estes about the celebration of International Women’s Day. But lately, I have been hearing about days of celebration that I had been previously unaware of. Just this week I had students tell me that Monday was National Cereal Day and yesterday was National Pancake Day. Now don’t get me wrong…. I love cereal and pancakes but I didn’t know that they were special enough to have their own day of celebration. It seems almost daily there are different foods, drinks, pets, activities, etc. that have their own days of celebration that are being posted about on Facebook or other social media outlets.
In case you’re curious, today is dedicated to the celebration of Barbies, crabmeat, meatballs, and registered dietitians. And for all you juniors and seniors…. be prepared, because Friday is National Promposal Day. The tag line that was used on the website where I found these unique days of celebration was #celebrateEveryDay. This is a positive message for us to hear because it reminds us that every day is special and a gift from God. However, if we are able to devote a day of celebration to cereal and pancakes…. perhaps we should reflect on our own personal triumphs in our daily lives and find a reason to celebrate something, big or small, that we accomplish every day. We could call it National “YOU” day.
Often we focus on what we need to change or improve in our lives…. rather than take time to reflect and celebrate all the wonderful accomplishments that we make in our daily lives. So I challenge you to celebrate yourself today…. think of something positive that you’ve done and give yourself a pat on the back. Don’t focus on your shortcomings or failures but rather your successes and triumphs and use those to have the confidence to be proud of who you are. Perhaps the new tag line could be #CelebrateYourselfEveryDay.
Let us pray,
Help us to remember that we were all created in Your image and likeness. Have mercy on us and forgive us of our sins. Allow us to look past our shortcomings and celebrate our lives so that we can give glory back to You. Amen.
St John Baptist de La Salle…Pray for us
Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever
Megan Maloney–Mathematics Teacher