Introducing A Fierce Flourishing - Celebrate Lavishly

Of the three sub-themes for A Fierce Flourishing:
  • Embrace Rest
  • Celebrate Lavishly
  • Notice Goodness
celebrate lavishly is the hardest for me to identify with personally. My shy, introverted, frugal nature freezes with the visual image of an expensive, people filled party. However as I have spent time reading material provided by MOPS Intl. and thinking about the idea, I'm starting to come around. Mainly because I'm starting to see the idea of Celebrate Lavishly extend beyond my preconceived idea of a grand party. I see it more as making a point to celebrate the everyday moments of the life we are currently living.

It is easy to get caught in the trap of only celebrating the big events that loom in our future.
  • When we buy a house, we'll throw a party. 
  • When my husband gets a raise, we will go to that restaurant we love. 
  • When I finish this project, I will reward myself. 
Though the idea of using incentives to motivate is wonderful and we have probably all done it to ourselves and our children (cough, potty training, cough). However, sometimes we put off embrace our current life in favor of daydreaming about the future. We miss the magical, once-in-a-lifetime moments that are happening right now because we are waiting for something big and extraordinary to shake us out of the daily grind.

This year, we hope that you will feel inspired to live your best life now. To celebrate lavishly the everyday moment now. Rejoice over the sunrise and the new dew on the grass. Sing over your children lives and glimmers of hope that show all the hard work you are putting into mothering is paying off.

Throughout the MOPS year, we hope our speakers and our A Fierce Flourishing Challenge inspire you to find things worthy of celebrating lavishly in your everyday life.

What happened to you this week that is worthy of celebration?

PS. Click here for more in our A Fierce Flourishing Challenge series.

Kristen is a wife and mother who likes to pretend that she can cook, write and create. She is a little compulsive when it comes to cleaning and organizing and has an ever growing love of dark chocolate, tea and Jane Austen. But mostly, she is a woman trying to figure out how to live a life she can be proud of.