To Celebrate: "To acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity".
The main definition, "To Celebrate", literally makes one feel happy knowing that we are in one accord, rejoicing, and partaking in a significant event. The best thing about this term is that there is no time-frame mentioned. Which means, we can celebrate anyone, or an event at any time of the year! This simply makes me wonder why it is that so many people fixate on being joyful and courteous to all men during this ONE time of year?
Tradition: "The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation".
Once again you can see that Traditions come from ideas that are so welcome, we continue doing them over and over again....AND at any given time. Which brings me to my main point.
We should always remember that, not only once a year, should we wish each other glad tidings of good cheer but throughout the year as well. At any given time we should celebrate one another in such a way that by the end of the calendar year, we can honestly bless our family and friends with good wishes and they just might believe us!
I pose a challenge to us all. We should Celebrate with a NEW Tradition by uplifting our family and friends verbally and spiritually though out the year; Praying for and loving one another which will cover pains, sicknesses, and loneliness.
So from me to you (my readers), I pray God's sincere love, joy, and peace today and for the whole year!
Shalom and "Eat for Life"