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Celebrate Life

May 1ST gave us two reasons to celebrate: the official start of the
Ibiza summer season and a bank holiday in celebration of the day of
the worker. For some it’s the only ‘day off’ they will have until
October. For others it signifies that their summer holiday will soon
be upon them.

Either way, we really should be celebrating more. That doesn’t
necessarily meaning quaffing champagne for breakfast (although that’s an
absolutely fabulous way to celebrate) but being grateful for what we
have and ‘celebrating’ it. The true meaning of ‘celebrate’ derives from
to ‘honour, glorify and applaud’. Everything from the sun, moon and
stars in the sky to the earth under your feet, is a cause for
celebration. The more you celebrate what you have, the more you will
have to celebrate: this is gratitude. And happiness is a naturally
occurring by-product of gratitude. It is possible to even be grateful
for what may appear to be negative situations. It would not be unusual
to view making a mistake as a negative act. However, mistakes help to
improve one’s life, in order to learn by them. Life’s challenges all
enhance your life experience. Sadness helps one appreciate the spectrum
of human emotion and even heartbreak helps a person to mature. All of
life’s episodes enable us to grow. Even disappointment can be turned
around, as it will enable you to realise what really matters the most.

A quick exercise to help you practice gratitude is to make a list of
five new things you are grateful for at the end of each day. Five things
in your life that give you cause for celebration. Before you know it,
you’ll be grateful for everything and struggling to choose only five
things! Here in Ibiza we have countless causes for celebration: the
island is beautiful beyond measure; we are surrounded by beautiful
beaches, sparkling sea and uncorrupted countryside. We are swathed in
abundance. And these are only some of the things that the nature here
provides before we even mention what Ibiza is best known for… Most
importantly, we have the freedom to enjoy all of this – which is
something that we should be really grateful for.

Wishing you a great (grateful) May and Essential Health and Happiness

Emma PranaSol